Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: IF and supplements page

  1. #1
    bikeirguy's Avatar
    bikeirguy is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Surrey, BC
    Posts
    32

    IF and supplements

    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    I am just starting more and more intermittent fasting (started without really knowing - I just wasn't hungry for "regular/scheduled" meals and therefore didn't eat them).

    I am a regular user of supplements - quality multis, anti-oxidants and omega 3. I try space the daily amounts out over 3 doses and take them just before, during or just after eating. Most manufacturer instructions suggest that the supplements with food.

    What do you do about supplement use when you are fasting? Stop using? Load up just before and after the fast? Or?

    Appreciate any and all thoughts.

  2. #2
    MightyMouse's Avatar
    MightyMouse is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Dallas/Fort Worth
    Posts
    387
    I like to take mine around my meals, with the exception of ZMA and more vit d before bed. Helps me sleep a little better. I stopped taking a multi since according to fitday I'm getting plenty of most nutrients. Other than those two I take Vit e, selenium, and some calcium since I don't get a lot from food.

    IMO if you're eating a variety of primal foods, a multi is a waste of money and you need only supplement with maybe a few things.

  3. #3
    touchdowntodd's Avatar
    touchdowntodd is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    628
    are you talking just plain vitamin type things? or powders etc?

    most IF advocates are anti anything with calories during a fast .. i dont think there is anything wrong with vitamins during this time, i know i take them then still
    started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

    my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html




  4. #4
    Linny's Avatar
    Linny is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    269
    I usually skip most of my supplements when IFing since they upset my empty stomach. I just resume as normal at my next meal.
    Last edited by Linny; 02-18-2012 at 06:55 AM. Reason: missed a word

  5. #5
    bdilla's Avatar
    bdilla is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    218
    Supplements, AFAIK, disrupt the fast and basically defeat the whole purpose. Plus, supplements on an empty stomach is nauseating for most people.

    The point of a fast is more than just weight-loss, it's spiritual even if you don't realize it. It's there to give your body real rest. Silence. A fantastic time to meditate, too. Think: Gandhi.

    Don't supplement during IF.
    this great blue world of ours seems a house of leaves, moments before the wind

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •