If you’re interested in intermittent fasting, I can tell you about it.
I have two supplementary drinks that I have every day, the first is apple cider vinegar and hot water at the beginning of each day.
Apple cider vinegar is an incredibly powerful antioxidant, it’s a great cleanser. It’s really powerful for cleansing out the liver and keeping it in check, it also keeps the gut bacteria as well.
A really important thing for me is gut health. The stronger your gut health, the stronger your brain health, the stronger your immune system in general.
So for me, apple cider vinegar is what I start off with every single day. When I’m on stage for the day I have ketones.
I don’t follow the Ketogenic diet, but I do follow a diet where I typically eat between four to six hours every day. I have my first meal of the day between 1pm and 2pm, which is a significant meal. As part of that I’ll normally have; 250-300g salmon and 250-300g baby octopus, 250g of sweet potato, 30g soft goats cheese, and salad. Now that’s about 1,000 calories and about three meals in one for most people.
Two hours later I’ll have a shake, which is almost another 1,000 calories as well. There’s about 80g protein, collagen, pea protein, and I’ll have some rice crackers with peanut butter.
My last meal of the day will be at 6pm. For dinner, I’ll have 350g chicken, with sweet potato and salad.
So right now, depending if it’s a training day, I’m consuming between 2400 and 3200 calories a day. On average I consume about 2800 calories a day and at the moment I’m carrying a little extra body fat right now.
I’m quite obsessive, I’m all in or I’m not.
With my training I’m incredibly disciplined. I train in a fasted state, my last meal would be at 6pm the night before. It can be quite challenging, you don’t have the highest levels of glycogen or carbohydrates in your bloodstream. What this does is increases the fat adaption process.
Fasting for 14 hours per day forces my body to go into ketosis, rather than using sugars for fuel, my body uses fat sources for fuel.
If you get peaks and troughs with energy levels, is because the diet your body is accustomed to determines the way your body burns and uses it’s fuel and uses its fuel.
If you’re eating carbohydrates and eating quite regularly that raises your blood sugar levels, as a result your body gets used to working with high blood sugars. Your using sugar as a form of energy. Once you start to remove simple sugars and carbohydrates from your body for extended periods of time your body moves into fat adaption.
So instead of being sugar dependent you become fat adapted and you don’t have energy peaks and troughs anymore, you have consistent energy levels.
What’s interesting is my peak energy levels are between 12pm and 1pm right before I eat.
I like intermittent fasting.