Fasting – Intermittent Fasting Vs. Carb Back Loading, Ketosis & BCAA’s, BCAA’s Vs. EAA’s

What does it mean to be in a fasted state?
What can I eat/drink and still be fasting?
What is carb back loading?
How is Intermittent Fasting and Carb Back Loading Similar?
Should You Take BCAA’s?
BCAA’s and Ketosis?
How Long Should You Fast?
What can I eat/drink and still be fasting

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16 Replies to “Fasting – Ketosis, Fats, Carbs, BCAA’s Vs. EAA’s”

  1. Who puts butter in their coffee? lol But good info though.. Ketosis and intermittent has worked for me. I went from 260 to 220 and my bench, dead lifts, lat pull downs, etc all went went up tremendously.

  2. This is why Muslims Fast <3
    Please read and thank you <3
    Fasting and Ramadhan

    يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ ‡
    أَيَّامًا مَعْدُودَاتٍ فَمَنْ كَانَ مِنْكُمْ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَى سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ وَعَلَى الَّذِينَ يُطِيقُونَهُ فِدْيَةٌ طَعَامُ مِسْكِينٍ فَمَنْ تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًا فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَهُ وَأَنْ تَصُومُوا خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ ‡
    شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآَنُ هُدًى لِلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ فَمَنْ شَهِدَ مِنْكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ وَمَنْ كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَى سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ وَلِتُكْمِلُوا الْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُوا اللَّهَ عَلَى مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ ‡

    O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so
    that you may guard (against evil).

    (Fasting is) for a fixed number of days; and if any of you is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed
    number (Should be made up) from days later, and for those (who miss the fast for illness or travel) who are able to do it, is a ransom of
    feeding one that is indigent. But he that will give more, of his own free will, it is better for him.
    And it is better for you that you fast, if you only knew.

    The month of Ramadhan in which was revealed the Qur'an, guidance for mankind, and clear
    proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present,
    let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same)
    number of other days. Allah desires ease for you; He does not desire hardship for you; and (He
    desires) that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided
    you, and that peradventure you may be thankful.
    Qur'an (2:183-185)

    Fasting was prescribed for us to gain God consciousness.
    Fast the month of ramadhan, you know its beginning and end by the moon phase where you are (e.g., see 2:189 and 6:96).
    Fasting is for the 30 days of the month of ramadhan, these are the fixed days.

    Source :

  3. I've been doing fasting for two weeks now. (20hr fast 4hr feast) thanks to the job I have it actually fits my schedule pretty good, and your the first person I've found that actually breaks down proper diet options while doing intermittent fasting instead of only giving the diet they use.

  4. I'm so bad at controlling my eating, I bought food prep trays for lunch and dinner (no carbs, I have a corned beef/chicken/cheese roll or 2 slices bacon 2 eggs and some mushroomsfor breakfast ), and I try to eat my dinner at like 8pm but my god im still hungry when I go to bed!!

    It's really weird because I thought I would fill fuller for longer but cutting carbs, is it something that kicks in or is my body just a bit of a weird one xD

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