GUIDELINES FOR EXERCISE Meghan Rabbitt has advice for fitness enthusiasts who wish to adopt the latest trend in dieting in a short article the for MyFitnessPal.com blog, “The Do’s (and Don’ts) of Intermittent Fasting and Fitness”.
Rabbitt, with the help of experts, first defines the practice and then alternates describing best practices with those to avoid with regard to working out. She explains how to ease into and then extend the part of the day when food is not eaten, ranging from 12 to 16 hours in duration for most plans. Rabbitt also offers recommendations on how best to introduce fasted workouts and “break” a fast. She differentiates this type of “intermittent” plan (a daily reduced window of time in which eating is permitted) from that which requires abstaining from food for more than 16 hours, sometimes as long as 48 hours (2 full days).
Her do’s and don’ts represent sensible guidelines for safe exercising while dieting; recreational athletes interested in coordinating workouts with IF would likely find this short article a quick, first-step read.
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NOTE: If fasting to achieve weight loss is not of interest to you, but dieting as a strategy to increase longevity is intriguing, check out the science-heavy article by Dr. Jason Fung posted on Medium.com, “Longevity and Diet”
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