Hey everyone. I am not new to lifting, but I am new to fasted training.
I’ve just recently starting doing a 16/8 fast each day and taking 14g of BCAAs right before training. My post workout meal is immediately afterward.
Anyway my question is - what exactly are you supposed to do on your rest days? Keep the same schedule, or should your first meal be earlier in the day so that you’re feeding yourself some protein while you’re still recovering from the previous day’s workout? It feels extremely weird to me to wait until around 6pm to eat the day after a heavy leg, chest or back day.
Second, do you typically add calories to your daily meal on the days that you train to make up for calories you burned during the workout? Like if you burned 200 calories during a 1-hour training session, should you eat an additional 200 calories or are your calories the same every day regardless?
Thanks in advance.