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  1. I think the main thing with IF is consistency. The suggestion to do it only a few days a week isn't going to give you its benefit. Even supps need to wait as being in a complete fasting state should mean that other than water and perhaps a very low calorie drink you eat literally nothing. Personally it's a judgement call. I do it because I'm a big eater, and I struggle eating several smaller meals a day. On IF, I'm eating nothing through the bulk of the day and then towards the end I'm having large satiating meals with lots of protein and that satisfies me much more. It keeps motivation up. In terms of energy etc, I actually feel more alert on a fast than I do when I'm eating 6 meals a day. In fact the best I've ever felt is when I've done a 20/4 fast on warrior. That consisted of pretty much no food in the day other than small low calorie bcaa shakes and then a 'clean' feast in the evening between 6-10pm Without the need to set aside energy to constantly digest not to mention not having a full stomach all the time makes my physically demanding job and training much easier. Guessing OP has long made their decision but to the bumpers, trial it for a good few weeks, maybe 8-12, give it time to do it's work and see if it's for you. Once you get used to it, it becomes natural. I haven't bothered with the science here just the reasons I do it, but even a quick google scholar search should give you the facts.
  2. I've found that using accurate activity monitors help me, as I never really considered how many calories I was burning at work as it didn't feel like I was doing that much. Try getting a Fitbit or something, just make sure it's set up properly and it should give you a better idea of what you need to eat. My example: I was eating 3000 on a bulk until I educated myself properly and realised that at 3000 CALS I was at a large deficit. I'm now eating around 4K on a mild lean bulk, and cutting at around what I used to think was a surplus. As for making up the CALs, if your struggling have three- four main meals with a high protein source at the centre (tuna, chicken etc), and have two milk based shakes loaded up with whey and instant oats and maybe some protein bars etc to take to work. You could as some suggest just eat whatever but it's probably a good idea to get used to eating the right stuff because when it comes to cutting it you ever do, those habits are going to be hard as hell to lose.
  3. Hi Read stuff from this forum before but never joined so I thought I'd go ahead. Used to train a lot a few years back and now I've been back hitting it hard for around 4 weeks and I want to keep my motivation on point . Trying to get my lifts back where they were on the big 4 some years back and hopefully get my physique back as well. So hi, and if I can give out as much advice back as I've taken from these pages before I think I'll be happy.