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Cycling and Fasting (5/2 & 16/8)

Missus Squirrel has been recommended by her GP to try a fasting plan and Mr Squirrel wants to show solidarity and lose a couple of Xmas KG.

So I'm fairly used to riding fasted (or at least I was last year) by riding before brekkie.

What I've not tried before is combining fasting & cycling.  Since I burn 4-600 calories in an hours ride it seems iffy to ride on a low caloury day.

*5/2 is eat 5 days normally, eat max ~500 cals on 2 days.

*16/8 is eat realatively normally but only in an eight hour window.

Both have shown some reasonable evidence that they work and can have a lot of benefits.  Including this for info - dont want to turn this into a debate on diets.

So anyone ridden on a 5/2 or a 16/8 fasting plan? 

If you're new please join in and if you have questions pop them below and the forum regulars will answer as best we can.

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