I've been slowly extending my fast, yesterday I ate around 3pm (my usual was always 1pm for several months) but I'm still really struggling with "post workout" nutrition, especially now that I'm generally upping my good carbs (I had a long period of eating a VLC diet) and I'm trying to get starches in almost daily. However, I'm also trying to experiment with carb-cyling, specifically I'm trying to eat a lot of good primal carbs on mondays and fridays when I'm doing heavy lifting. I also am trying to get into the habit of religiously sprinting every wednesday morning. I'm struggling with the notion of depriving (bad word?) my body of food/nutrients for many hours post workout since I usually workout in the mornings and I'm not used to fasting past 5 or even worse exercising at 5pm and eating my first meal right after that. I tried it once and the workout was so-so and I wasn't hungry right away despite not eating all day but it just didn't feel "right" so I didn't try it again.
I've settled, for now, into eating my usual 1pm meal on mon/wed/fri and if I feel like it, extending the fast on rest days. I know fasting isn't a primal requirement, but I don't feel hunger in the morning until early afternoon, I only feel hunger earlier if I eat breakfast (funny how that works out) so fasting is something that comes very easy to me, it's only psychologically that it gets difficult because through years of reading about eating IMMEDIATELY pwo I still hold some of those notions, even if I've read stuff to the contrary.
How are some of you other heavy lifters dealing with that? I think it'd be easier if I could workout and then eat after, but like I said before since I work 8-5 and don't want to have breakfast (not hungry) it's tough to make it till 5-6pm with enough energy for a proper workout.