Carbs? Fruit? Intermittent Fasting? With Exercise.
I am fairly new to the Bulletproof diet, but I had been doing Paleo (not completely faithful) for about a year before I started bulletproof. So far, I love the diet because of its structure, and proof to back it up. I am a little unsure of how my body works exactly, and I want some suggestions of how to be more bulletproof while being an athlete. In most cases, I have trusted Dave without question (I hope this doesn't come back to bite me). I can't find a blog, podcast, or video where Dave talks about being a bulletproof athlete, and I would greatly appreciate some advice. I have purchased many of his products, supplements, and tech from bulletproof.com, so if you think I should be using certain extras, there is a good chance I have it already. I need as much help as I can get, and I love feedback with reasoning, science, or evidence behind it. From my research, I seem to get the understanding that too many carbs and fruit are not bulletproof (except for maybe one a day) on the recommended intermittent fasting plan. With that said, athletes should be eating more carbs than what is suggested, correct? Okay, so heres what I do: Once a week, I workout following the "Body by Science" exercises that Dave endorses on his blog (http://www.bulletproofexec.com/bulletproof-body/). I have been doing this for only 3 weeks now, so my results are minimal, but I think I see some positive formation with my overall body, though this formation could be caused more from the diet than the exercise. Also, I play basketball for my university. We practice or have a game about 5 times a week. So a lot of jumping, running, shooting, bending over, ect. Based on this information, here are my questions:
1. Is following Intermittent fasting exactly the best option of athletes like me?
2. How many Carbs should I be eating?
3. How many fruits should I be eating?
4. Should I change the ratios that Dave recommends on bulletproof intermittent fasting?
5. For the past week, I have stayed the same weight, but my body still seems to be changing in a positive way. Is this good?
(I follow the diet to the best of my ability, if there is anything I do wrong, it is: I use a microwave about once a day for one day old leftovers, I might not get the exact ratios right on the protein, oils and fats, and veggies, I do probably not consume over 3000 calories a day (Because I am not that hungry), I might eat two to three servings of carbs or fruit a day instead of just one, and I haven't always used bulletproof organic low toxic coffee - instead I have just been using some organic coffee from Whole Foods, a local roaster, or fresh market - I have no idea how the local roaster or fresh market does anyone of their roasting, what beans they use, or whatever, but I do know the whole food beans are roasted in a high atmosphere which I believe Dave's beans are too."
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