Intermittent Fasting – An Update on its Effects on Athletic Performance

by Andres E Ayesta Herrera, MS, RD, CSCS
NSCA Coach April 2016
Vol 3, Issue 2

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Athletes have sought out intermittent fasting as a strategy to optimize performance. However, it is important to critically evaluate the research available in order to establish specific recommendations and determine if intermittent fasting is safe or effective.

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Andres Ayesta is the Dietitian/Nutritionist for the University of Central Florida Wellness and Health Promotion Services. Andres is the current owner ...

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