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    Post-workout fasting question!

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    Hey guys, I'm kinda new to Primal and I had a question. Mark said post-workout fasting is good occasionally, but I eat a lot throughout the day and IF after 6. Not eating after 6 helped me to not binge eat and I feel great waking up whenever I sleep on a fasted stomach. However, I workout 3x a week, but it isn't anything crazy, just to maintain muscle. I get home around 8 pm from work so the only I can workout is then. I was wondering if it's a big deal if I don't eat anything after I workout if it's pretty moderate. My workout routine is below:

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    1. Pushups: 3 sets x 15 reps
    2. Squats: 3 sets x 15 reps
    3. Deadlift: 3 sets x 15 reps

    I just want to maintain a lean muscle body
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    if you're not trying to be a bodybuilder or powerlifter, i would not worry about. you're fine.

    btw, choosing to not eat after 6pm isn't really IF ing. it's just having an earlier dinner.

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    btw, choosing to not eat after 6pm isn't really IF ing. it's just having an earlier dinner.
    Following this logic, not eating till 10 am to maintain 14-16 hour fasting window is just having a late breakfast. Fasting is fasting.
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    Ok i wake up around 9 anyway, 10 is a good time to eat. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leida View Post
    Following this logic, not eating till 10 am to maintain 14-16 hour fasting window is just having a late breakfast. Fasting is fasting.
    actually, i'm going to go out on an unpopular limb here and say that the whole 'i skip breakfast thing,' ever-so-popular, isn't really fasting either. it's skipping breakfast. outside of our paleo/leangains bubble, if you told people you skipped breakfast, they would never equate that to fasting.

    not hugely important, feel free to completely disagree with me.

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    Oh well i'm not really trying to fast anyway. I just like to not eat at least 5-6 hours before i sleep. But what about the post-workout question?? Based on my workout routine, is post-workout food necessary??

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    I am not a pro here my any stretch of the imagination, but how does your body feel as a result of this? Are you feeling lethargic, tired of weak as a result of not eating? If you feel fine then I would think you will be ok.
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    +1 to MaverickBris...listen to you body.
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