i workout at 6am. If I do 16/8 fasting. Can/should I eat a banana preworkout and a protein shake post-workout?

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    i workout at 6am. If I do 16/8 fasting. Can/should I eat a banana preworkout and a protein shake post-workout?

    I do Crossfit. I'm 5'9. I weigh around 185 pounds. I train at 6 am

    I'm contemplating the idea of doing a 16/8 fasting. So no food from 8 pm to next day 12 pm

    Before the 6 am workout. I usually eat either a banana or a toast and coffee. And I drink a protein shake after my workout

    So my question is:

    If I start doing fasting. Should I stop eating the banana/toast before my workout and the shake afterward?

    Do I still gain all the benefits of fasting If I keep drinking the only protein shake?

    Thanks in advance!

    #2
    Eating and drinking protein will break your fast. Adjust the fast times or your workout time. Or train through without eating ( that will depend on your fitness level and the workout intensity.

    If I was doing cross fit, I personally wouldn't fast.
    let us know how the fasting goes?.

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      #3
      I do 18/6 and train on empty (~1hr, 5 days/week) for about 2 years now and have no problem with it. I don't know about Crossfit, but I'm doing Convict Conditioning for a year now and that's pretty strength oriented. It's just a matter of getting used to. After a one or two weeks, it makes no difference.
      Like Rathgar mentioned, everything that causes insulin release breaks your fast. Banana, toast, protein drink do. Black coffee w.o. sugar not. You can drink your protein anytime, the fabled 'window' is a myth. Here is a good article on protein.

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        #4
        We are almost the exact same build. I've done workouts in the mornings for ages and prefer them fasted. While I do eat after them currently I've done 16/8 where I wouldn't eat until noon. You can also move your food window around (I find it easier to not eat dinner than skip breakfast) if that helps.

        I would say the big question would be why are you fasting and how does that line up with your goals? If you are looking for weight loss fasting is a great tool but if you are just looking to try it out maybe now isn't the time. That being said it is super flexible and can work with your lifestyle.

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          #5
          Some fasting methods can have calories up to 50 calories. I do 20 4, i start drinkling protein around 18 but not all of it.

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            #6
            a banana and a protein shake will definitely break your fast no matter what reason you are fasting. there are a lot of reasons to do a 16/8 fast protocol; if you are a fasting purist, you would be sticking to water in your fasting window. it doesn't sound like you are doing that though. there is an app called Zero from Dr Peter Attia for fasting. there is an article included in the app's library that correlates types of fasts with small calorie and no calorie things that will interrupt the fast according to your specific reason for the fast. so ift you are fasting for weight loss or autophagy, the article explains what will stop that process in your fast. you may be able to find the article on line also; i read it in the free section of the app.

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              #7
              I don't know, if it suits your lifestyle, but if you skip dinner instead of breakfast, you are good to go and eat what you want with your 6am workout.

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