I couldn't stress enough the importance to prioritize your health at the top.
There was not a supermarket on every corner.
The natural body and mind process is to become more alert and agile the longer you go without food.( To then catch the food)
All within reason...
Tbh while i've been doing IF i've noticed that I perform better for weights after eating - IF did cause me low energy initially and you have to adjust your eating to accommodate foods that are healthy and will provide sustained energy.Vandevalk1 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:38 pmI hear what you're saying but, but I have also heard the argument that being in a fasted stat can put you in a state of mental clarity. I will say from experience I have my very best workouts in the morning which happens to be when I am most fasted. I feel more focused, I push myself harder. This may just be due to the fact I am well rested, but it also may be due to the fact I am fasted. I am also usually in ketosis and do not rely on carbohydrates for fuel which are known to cause highs and lows in ones energy levels throughout the day. I can only speak for myself on this one but I feel fantastic in a fasted state, physically and mentally.
IF paired up with some supplements can help compensate but I think that's the tradeoff - longevity vs short-term buff body.
I haven't yet gotten into the habit of IF, but I do find on the days where I skip breakfast, I do feel much better. I just have to work on making it a consistent habit, my next goal!