Intermittent Fasting, Bp Coffee, & Training
My first post. Indulge my new-ness.
I've been studying diet and exercise for a long time now. IF (LeanGains), Paleo, BP, and everything involving diet and exercise until my brain wants to explode. Discovered BP last fall.
I've started intermittent fasting about 2 weeks ago. Gradually seeing how I tolerate it.
Gave up my standard breakfast of BP + eggs and bacon. Now just BP + Supplements.
I have been using the BP coffee since last November.
It has grown on me. But I added in Cacao powder when I started drinking it.
Seems a little bare without.
Now, my questions are:
If I add calories in the morning, aren't I breaking the fast in the morning, even if it's BP?
What about the add-ons"
BP Cacao Butter = Calories + Carbs? (can be a little strong on my stomach)?
BP Choclate Powder = Calories + Carbs? <--Isn't there some sugar in here too?
Vanilla = Neutral?
MCT oil is a good fat, but the calories?
Raw Cacao powder (Navitas) = Calories + Carbs?
Does putting in the add-ons cause an inadvertent cost to the diet regime?
LeanGains keeps saying to consume "0" calories in the morning.
Won't drinking this mix break the fast early?
I eat lunch, grass fed animal of some sort, between 1-2pm. (Looking for grass finished which is very hard to find locally)
Unsure about carb + protein + fat mix to improve fasting results?
Now on to training.
I'm a 9-5er, so working out after 5 is my only option.
I started doing the Reverse Pyramid Training just yesterday.
Experimenting with a self-made amino acid mix before going in the gym. Makes me more energized. No fillers.
I add a scoop of Sweet Potato powder to the aminos now since I understand it helps with the uptake and energy when working out.
Can this combo act negatively towards the IF?
Then a scoop of Whey protein when I leave the gym.
I get home and eat some sort of meat meal. Carbs I am always unsure of. I had some sweet potato last night.
I think I'm trying to understand how to maximize this whole method and remain healthy, aka BulletProof?