Originally Posted by Ari Kestler
How would you recommend I change my IF window/eating based on increased stress, decreased training, decreased sleep?
I don't have any great advice but I have noticed that for myself when I am emotionaly spent shorter fasting periods and smaller meals helps keep me calm. Sometimes I want to do things with mt diet that just don't end up being practical givin other environmental stimulouse at the time. I don't typicaly find that I need more calories just more evenly spaced meal times and I also need less carbs during periods of decreased training this also calms me down.
I usualy stick to very low carb veggies maybe an apple to start my day and some fruit after my work out. Avocados and Olive Oil as my fats I also do more fish and eggs during the stress periods and am carefull to keep my Omega 3s high in the diet.
Basicaly I keep digestion light and inflamation low and honestly when I am anxiouse I try and keep my energy levels a bit lower through less food and less high GI carbs. Less training and food will also help me when I have less sleep.
I'd focus on strength training and have a higher cal and increased protein period after to maintan muscle mass during reduced cal time. Dont take what I posted as advice its what I do in a similar circumstance but there are some folks around here that have been doing this alot longer.