A short fast will actually decrease bodyfat stores, improve your carbohydrate metabolism, protect muscle, increase your metabolism (shown in fasts up to 36–48 hours), and help you live longer. That said, in the diet that follows, you’ll reserve fasting for off days, as you need a full supply of energy on training days to ensure an effective session and full recovery. Your workouts need to stay productive so the body sees muscle as something necessary to keep. Fat stores will be a bit more expendable because your body will want to preserve muscle to keep up with your workouts.
This is a tough one to answer, as I know nothing about your previous dieting background. Considering you are doing powerlifting comps, I’ll have to assume you have been lifting for a while, and know that feeding your body properly and with enough calories will help your lifts immensely. If you are coming from a restrictive eating background and have not spent time at TDEE, I would encourage you to do so. Sitting at maintenance,(TDEE) will allow you to build more muscle and lift stronger. doing a cut can make your lifts suffer. So its a balance. Since you are 7 months away from comp, you can cycle your phases.. do a cut for 4-6 weeks, then back at TDEE for 1-2 weeks, and again. This can help you to shed some fat away, helping you reach your class, and the TDEE breaks will remind your body that you aren’t starving it. I hope this helps you out!
Pears combine beauty with delicious fruit that’s a gift to any size yard. Look for dwarf pears sold on rootstock Pyrodwarf, which produces trees 6 to 8 feet tall. ‘Beurre Bosc Dwarf’ is a genetic dwarf pear that grows 8 to 10 feet high. This photos shows cordon pears. Cordon refers to a type of stem training and pruning that results in a tightly upright growth form. The method works on pear or apple trees that produce fruit on spur-bearing shoots, which are short side shoots along stems. You’ll get the best harvest by planting more than one pear tree for cross pollination.