IS INTERMITTENT FASTING THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR CROSSFIT?
The brief answer: it might be.
The simplest way to get going (and in addition the way that will probably generate the most benefits) is by simply not eating your breakfast. Sounds a little crazy? Maybe even a bit intimidating!
For most of our lives, we have constantly been told that ‘breakfast is THE most important meal of the day’, so surely we shouldn’t skip it!! However, when we think about it, when we are inundated with work, or if we miss the alarm breakfast is often sacrificed.
Increasingly more people are making a habit out of missing breakfast. If you tend to do your workouts in the morning and avoid eating before training, IF could be a great choice for you. Read on to see how IF can work with your daily routine:
IF YOU TRAIN IN THE MORNING:
If you are up with the birds and have a limited amount of time before your day starts, and you have been trying to stomach a light ‘breakfast’ before you work out, we have some good news for you! Intermittent Fasting is most efficient if you don’t eat breakfast! Instead of having an energy gel or a banana have a big glass of water, a coffee or tea, and 10g of BCAA or EAAs. As soon as you complete your workout, replenish yourself with another 10g of BCAAs or EAAs, you can repeat this again until your lunchtime window opens.