Episode 7: What’s Too Extreme?, IF & Exercise, Carb Content, Grains, And IF Weight Maintenance



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Welcome to episode 7 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of The What When Wine Diet: Paleo And Intermittent Fasting For Health And Weight Loss, and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

This Listener Q&A episode has got lots of goodies! We talk about what IF patterns may be too extreme, and look at modified versus full fasts. We discuss how IF affects exercise, and how many carbs you should be eating. We also disagree for the first time (about time!) in our discussion of grains. We provide tips for making healthier food choices and sustaining a whole foods approach if desired. We also give our best suggestions for weight maintenance on an IF protocol. Enjoy! 

To submit your own questions, email questions@IFpodcast.com, or submit your questions here!! 


3:45 - Listener Q&A: Kellie - What Is Too Extreme With IF?

5:30 - The Difference Between Modified Vs. Full Fasts

6:50 - Gin's and Melanie's Thoughts On More Extreme Fasting (multiple 48 hours)

11:40 - Listener Q&A: Karen - How Does IF Affect Exercise? Does IF Work With Grains And/Or On A Higher Carb Diet?

12:55 - How Melanie And Gin "Exercise" (Filling Life With Movement!)

14:20 - How IF Benefits Exercise!

15:50 - HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

16:50 - Exercise In The Early Stages Of IF

18:50 - Carbs And Gut Health

19:35 - Gin's Thoughts On Grains

19:35 - Melanie's Thoughts On Grains

21:21 - Melanie's Thoughts On Higher Carb Intake And Grains

23:25 - Suggestions For Grain-Free Baking

24:50 - Vegetable And Fruit Fiber Vs. Grain Fiber

25:35 - Not Fearing Carbs, Metabolic Flexibility, And Real Foods

28:35 - Melanie's Guide For Fermentable Carbs For IBS And Digestive Problems

28:40 - Listener Q&A: Tamarah - What Is A Good IF Protocol For Weight Loss Maintenance?


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Beneficial effects of intermittent fasting and caloric restriction on the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems.

Effect of training in the fasted state on metabolic responses during exercise with carbohydrate intake


BUY Melanie's What When Wine Diet: Lose Weight And Feel Great With Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine, Gin's Delay, Don't Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle, and/or Gin's Feast Without Fear: Food and the Delay, Don't Deny Lifestyle

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

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