Agreed, I just think the "fasted" chemical state and its benefits related to physical activity and mental state etc, do not necessarily equate to zero intake. I am thinking by feeling alone based on my current intake and activity that there is a threshhold between fasted and feasted. Which involves being able to keep the pump primed and still be in a fasted chemical state that promotes increased physical and mental capacity people have indicated on fasting.
haha synchronicity abounds. I will go for the pear in that situation. The reference to rocket fuel is accurate from my vantage point, qualified by the fact that I think our interpretation of biologically available is total crap, even given exact measurement because the body is a concert of reactions that I don't feel we have under control yet. However, I know exactly how I feel when I am pulling 500#s off the floor. I.e., we don't need as many carbs as we think we do because of the fact that they are jet fuel, and deliver tons of energy. Therefore just one pear early in the day is enough to hook in some carbs for when its time to run down the bear and break its neck for dinner. I know its not accurate on my part, purely on the way I feel when timing them and putting them in and out of the daily activity equation. I am with ya though
, I find pre-workout avocado lately is the most powerful prime-the-pump fuel I have ever had. Good bio-available energy fat rules them all in my body it seems like so far.
I used to have two scoops of egg white protein from ON and a couple teaspoons of EVOO mixed in a mason jar with 400mL water. I might even cycle back and forth now that I think of it
Usually my days now are:
0615 Do something, usually mobility stuff and/or rowing and pushups.
0730 Before heading to desk at work one or two hard boiled eggs.
0930 Cup of black tea PG Tips duoble bagger.
1030 1/4 cup (20?) raw whole almonds.
1100 2-4 fish oil tabs, depending on how I feel.
1330 Cup of black tea one bagger unless Im feeling a two
1400 1/4 cup almonds, and a pear a little later.
1700 ish workout time. Feel like I could eat a whale. Whether 10 miles or more on the bike, powerlifting or metcon. Something. Don't ever feel like there is anything in my body by this point and haven't felt underpowered yet.
2000-2200 Game on, let the killing and eating begin
2100-2300 Sometimes I will hammer some climbing the tree stuff by just doing pullups and push ups or dips tabata style.
2230-2330 Pending last food intake: ZMA(new since reading this forum in the past couple weeks, working good so far!)
I have been adding in Strawberrys sometimes during the day now that they are in season. Basically I have just been taking in barely enough, to stay hungry immediately after, and not fulfilling until after daily activity, and things have been going great. I definitely like to be as empty as possible when it's time to hunt. That's how I think of anything anymore now, live as if you had to get your food yourself. Only eat things during the day you could carry with you on a hunt, like almonds or an odd apple or pear.
Pulled 525 today at 1230 having only eaten two eggs and 1/4 cup almonds since yesterday at 2130. Took in three more hard boiled eggs at 1400, and about to have another 1/4 cup almonds, and I feel chomping at the bit for my 1700 bicycle ride today.
I guess an abstract of my present diet is sleep -> minor activity -> protein fat -> stimulant -> fat protein -> carb -> stimulant -> fat protein -> fat -> massive activity -> feast -> activity\wind down
Ok I will shut up now. I just can't think of anything more interesting to talk about now than fasting and exercising
Thanks to everyone for tons of good info and work on the evolution of ideas on what works and what doesn't!