Intermittent Fasting and Muscle Mass Gain.

Is it possible to gain muscle mass when you are doing intermittent fasting?

What To Do To Help Gain Muscle Mass:

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Insulin & Lean Muscle Mass – Insulin Resistance and Muscle Gain Connection.

Some people are trying to build more muscle mass and they are not able to do it and this is why.

There is a lot that happens at the cellular level. It takes insulin to act as a key to unlock the door of the cell and allow amino acids to go into the cell to be converted to skeletal muscle protein.

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What Are The Significant Ways To Loose Weight?

IMPORTANT:  It is not “lose weight to get healthy,” it is “get healthy to lose weight.”

Exercise will not help you lose weight in any significant way. There are a lot of great benefits of exercise: you will be more fit, you will have stress, you will sleep better, you will have more oxygen, you will lower your risk having all sorts of health problems. You need to do it, but weight loss is not one of the benefits.

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Happy New Year! Here are the Top 10 Posts for 2021

The Top 10 Posts of 2021 are ranked by the number of times you viewed a Post.

Before we dive into the top 10, I would like to review the focus of this Blog.

I believe the best way to predict my future is to create it. To do that, I make it a habit to improve my health.

My goal is to maximize my physical performance and mental clarity, body composition, and most importantly my overall health with a wholesome diet and exercise.

Why am I so concerned, you may ask. My motivation came from watching my mother suffer from numerous illnesses. Her life was regulated by when she had to take her drugs.

I have been retired for a while and I have yet to experience any of her illnesses. I attribute that to eating a wholesome diet and exercise.

I supplement my diet with high-quality natural vitamins, mineral and supplements.

In my posts, I focus on two diets: the Ketogenic (Low-Carb) and GAPS (Gut and Psychology / Physiology Syndrome) diets.

My exercise of choice is Dr. Doug McGuff’s Super Slow High-Intensity Exercise Program that I do for 15 minutes, once a week. If you would like a PDF of the book please email me for copy.

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Now for the Top Ten:

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How to Lose Fat and Build Muscle at the Same Time

Exercise is responsible for about 15% of fat loss. Dietary changes make up for the other 85%.

While your diet makes up the bulk of your fat loss, it’s still important to exercise. The key to building muscle while losing fat is to increase the intensity and volume of your exercise. If you are on keto and are not exercising, you will stop gaining muscle and possibly even lose muscle mass.

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BODY BY SCIENCE – THE BIG 5 WORKOUT for men.

Dr. Doug McGuff Bio: Throughout his career as an Emergency Doctor, Dr. McGuff maintained his interest in high intensity exercise. Doug realized a lifelong dream when he opened Ultimate Exercise in November, 1997, where he and his instructors continue to explore the limits of exercise through their personal training of clients. Source: http://www.drmcguff.com/about-doug/

Here are a few of Dr. Doug McGuff’s work out videos for men.

All you need is 15 minutes to complete the Big 5 Workout.

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Body By Science – Four Machines in the Workout for Women.

Dr. Doug McGuff Bio: Throughout his career as an Emergency Doctor, Dr. McGuff maintained his interest in high intensity exercise. Doug realized a lifelong dream when he opened Ultimate Exercise in November, 1997, where he and his instructors continue to explore the limits of exercise through their personal training of clients. Source: http://www.drmcguff.com/about-doug/

Here are a few of Dr. Doug McGuff’s work out videos for women. His wife, Wendy, is demonstrating the 4 machines for women.

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Getting Too Skinny on Keto?

Adding carbs will stop weight loss, but it will also knock you out of ketosis (fat-burning). Do not increase your carbs above 50 grams. Instead, if you are getting too skinny on Keto keep the carbs no higher than 50 grams per day, keep protein under 8oz. per meal, and try to consume large amount of salad or vegetables.

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Does Intermittent Fasting Cause Muscle Loss?

Does Intermittent Fasting Cause Muscle Loss?

The quick answer: No.

Why? First, intermittent fasting triggers a hormone called growth hormone. Growth hormone is the main hormone that spares muscle protein breakdown in your body. It protects it. 

Cortisol, the stress hormone, and insulin both cause destruction of your muscles.  So stress, eating sugar, having instant resistance, being a diabetic destroys your muscles. Forty hours of fasting did not trigger any breakdown of skeletal muscle. I did not find the study he was talking about but I found this one, SIX things I have Learnt from forty-hour Fasting https://annfoweraker.com/tag/40-hour-fasting/

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Can the Keto Diet Decrease Your Fitness Performance?

Can the Keto Diet Decrease Your Fitness Performance? No.

Dr. Berg refers to studies that demonstrate the increase in performance for athletes. I was unable to find the link to the studies he referred to.

In this video Dr. Mercola interviews Dr. D’Agostino who tells us how the Ketogenic diet increased the performance of navy deep sea divers. Here is the link, Dr. Mercola and Dr. D’Agostino on Ketogenic Diet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LDc5TxOcvA

When you run your body on ketones, you get less oxidative stress, meaning that your organs and tissues don’t break down as easily.

Two of the top ultra marathon runners are on keto. One of them, Zach Bitter, took the US record for a 100-mile event, done in 11 hours and 40 minutes.

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