Help! Power Fast Diet adjustment

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    Help! Power Fast Diet adjustment

    Dear all, I'm new here and Pinterest led me here. I'd really like to try the power fast diet as that's exactly what I'm looking to achieve. But- my workout is usually at 9:30am because that's the only time I can do when my youngest child is at nursery. But how do fit in the power fast diet? Do I eat the meal #2 as instructed, 30-60mins after work out (then it's only noon time when I finish!) and eat something at 4pm before going into a 16hr fast?? If so, what do I eat at 4pm??
    Any help and suggestion will be greatly appreciated!! Thanks a million!!

    #2
    I am curious abt this answer, also, bc I am also a morning workout person. Sadly I think the answer may be that it is not a good plan for us

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      #3
      axio and 'rin - Power Fast is designed to drop body fat while simultaneously adding some muscle. This is something that, in general, is very difficult to do as you need to be on a caloric deficit to be able to use up your body fat, but you need a caloric surplus to put on weight / muscle.

      However, the crucial thing to achieve this anyway is timing. You have the energy source to rebuild and develop your muscles (meal #2) when it's needed most: post workout. Followed by a 16 hour gap to make sure that all the energy is used up and isn't stored as body fat. Meal #1 is there to deliver a constant slow-release energy source that just powers your body throughout the day for its regular demands until meal #2.

      If you change that up it will simply become a "regular" intermittent fasting meal plan, which isn't bad at all, it's just not as efficient if you want to put on big muscles and lose fat at the same time. It will be more geared towards streamlining.

      That being said: yes, if you work out in the morning you'll have meal # 2 afterwards and meal #1 in the afternoon / evening, followed by the 16 h gap.

      I hope that helps

      p.s.: if you exercise regularly and hard enough you will put on muscle anyway. You just won't bulk up the way you would if you sticked to the original meal plan.

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        #4
        And welcome to the Hive axio

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          #5
          While we are at it, can I ask something else TheRaven

          I've been doing the power fast diet for more than 3 weeks, with the schedule be line: 12AM #1 meal (no carb), 4-5pm workout (with Darebee program, namely 90 Days of Action and 30 Days of HIIT), 6h30 #2 meal. Sometimes I'll eat snack before and after working out (yogurt / boiled egg / banana) and train more occasionally in the evening 2 times a week. After 3 weeks, I'd say that my body firms up a bit, with some measurements going down (not much though) but other than that I didn't lose any weight (or more specifically, I lose some during the first and second weeks and then the weight came back )

          My question is: since it's stated to be "fat loss, muscle gain" (and not weight loss), I'm not expected to see much weight loss, am I not Or is it because of my snack that I haven't managed to lose any weight

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            #6
            Thanks very much Raven for the explanation. I guess I didn't really want to face the fact that sadly this diet might be simply not the right one for me at the mo. So yes 'rin....looks like we have to get on with another diet...
            Thanks very much for the help!

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              #7
              I am also curious about this answer.

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