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Can I exercise if I'm doing intermittent fasting (IF)?

Make exercise planning part of your preparation for intermittent fasting (IF). If you decide to do your long run or 2.5-hour Olympic lifting class on a fast day, you might pay for it in the form of poor performance and fatigue. Especially when you’re starting out, plan fast days to coincide with lighter training days.

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