I work out at 8 am and eat my one and only meal at 7-8pm. Everyday.
It just works out this way following my hunger cues.
Morning is the only time I can exercise and after that I'm simply not hungry. In the afternoon, I drink a pot or 2 of black chinese green tea, and that blunts my hunger even more. By the time I get hungry is around dinner time. And when I eat, I eat til I'm fully satiated.
Have maintained >100lbs weight loss for a few years this way. No problems with putting on muscle and maintaining them.
Last edited by pklopp; 10-19-2012 at 01:33 PM.
i've abandoned W.H.E.N. as a concession to the constraints of modern life. it's just far easier to either eat at predetermined times, or to skip certain meals. i don't mind skipping a meal if it's my choice, but i get quite cranky otherwise, fwiw.
"dean ornish and dr. davis think the palmitic acid our bodies use for fuel while we sleep is poison if we eat it. zero-carbers like charles washington think the oldest fuel in our evolutionary history – glucose - used by organisms a billion years ago and without which the brains of modern mammals cannot survive for more than a few minutes – is an unnatural toxin if you eat it. both views ignore basic facts of medical physiology and defy evolutionary history." - kurt harris
I have a viewpoint similar to ChocoTaco's. I'm wary of forced fasting.
I'm a college student, and I'm on campus from 11-9 twice a week. They don't sell anything remotely close to healthy there, which is tragic, really, considering some people live on campus. Anyway, I'll have a big breakfast of eggs and some kind of veggie(s). Then I usually bring along a salad and a few nuts, which I eat once I get hungry, which oftentimes isn't til 5 PM or so, despite doing a lot of walking from building to building with a heavy wheelie bag (I've sworn off backpacks--ow).
The period of time from 5 to 9 is the worst. I end up in serious ketosis. My point here is that, on these days, I'm fasting because I have to, and I'm thankful for my slow-ish metabolism; without it, I would NOT be a happy camper come 8:30 or so.
Grok wouldn't force himself to fast when food was available. He would cherish his ability to get by when it wasn't. The idea of working out and then not eating all day, or taking some weird protein supplement is not something I would do. If it feels right to you, then keep at it, but I think the reason you're asking us here if it's a good idea is because part of you knows that it could be dangerous. There's a fine line between remarkable self-control and anorexia. Only you know which side of it you're on.