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FAQ’s about Intermittent Fasting: Part III

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Can I exercise while intermittent fasting?

Yes. If you exercise during the fasting zone you can accelerate fat burning and use that to your advantage to tone. If you are wanting to build muscle then exercise during the feeding zone instead.

What is the difference between the fed state and the fasting state? 

Your body is in the fed state when it is digesting and absorbing nutrients from food. The fed state starts when you begin eating and lasts for 3-5 hours as your body digests the food you just ate. When you are in the fed state, it’s very hard for the body to burn fat because insulin levels are high. When you’re in the fasting state your body can burn fat that has been inaccessible during the fed state.

How do I get Started?

If you haven’t tried Intermittent fasting and this sounds appealing to you, I recommend you try it. Keep in mind fasting isn’t for everyone. It is recommended to do it 2 days a week and work yourself up to it. Make sure to check with your doctor regarding on any medications and supplements you may be taking, and if those have to be taken in the morning or if they can wait until the feeding state.

If I don’t do IF every day is that ok?

You don’t have to apply intermittent fasting every day, you can try it out for 2-3 days a week as an experiment and see if that works for you. After a month of this adjust if necessary.

Is Fasting Good for Everyone?

“Fasting is good unless you have a blood sugar problem.” Dr. Dana Cohen. If you have hypoglycemia it is not recommended.

If you are interested to incorporate intermittent fasting in your lifestyle come visit us at Complete Wellness. If you are concerned about your blood sugar levels Dr. Dana Cohen can run some blood tests so we can make sure it’s safe. I will provide you with a specific Eating Plan that incorporates intermittent fasting.

Liana Werner-Gray

Health & Nutrition Coach at Complete Wellness NYC



Dana Cohen, MD.