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Working out + fasting seems like the ultimate way to get yourself totally fatigued. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
First of all, it’s important to know that losing energy while fasting is something that gets better in the long term but serves as something you’ll have to deal with in the short term. With your body not used to the lack of food you’re eating, its energy levels will begin to go down -- you’ll begin getting tired more easily, and have less motivation to do things. Because of this, it's not recommended to start an IF regime if you’re about to go through something that’s going to be taxing energy-wise, such as a basketball tournament or final exams. However, as you become used to it, your body will be battle-hardened and you’ll begin to need to worry less and less about getting fatigued -- even while working out.
But let’s say you have a daily exercise routine (as you should) and you can’t really wait for your natural energy fortitude. Well, fortunately, BCAAs come to the rescue. Drinking BCAAs before/during a workout can give you and your muscles the boost of energy you need to follow through and not feel like a lump afterwards.
Want to know more about intermittent fasting? Then I suggest you try checking out Shanah. Shanah is a longevity habit tracker that helps you build skills such as intermittent fasting. You can learn more about Shanah here, or check out our infographic that describes what caloric restriction/intermittent fasting is all about!