Thursday 25th January 2018 - Tagged: Lifestyle, Nutrition

Have you ever tried intermittent fasting?
I want to explain how I’m finding it and how I believe it could benefit you.

I’m going to keep this simple. I have an 8-10 hour eating window. I break my fast after training, normally around 1/2pm. I eat when I want and only have foods I enjoy. My last calorie intake is around 10/11pm.
When fasting the only thing that passes my lips is water.

Simple enough? It really is and isn’t as hard as some of you may think.
It is important to understand that you can’t just starve yourself. Everything must be calculated. Using science is the key.

Science is showing us that breakfast ISN’T the most important meal of the day. Breakfast can actually slow down our metabolism and make us gain weight, which quite frankly, we don’t want to happen.

Insulin is the hormone which transports and stores fat. When fasting our insulin levels are low. When we stay in this state for long enough periods of time our bodies use the fat we already have stored and burn it for fuel. Genius!
If we are eating regularly then our insulin levels are elevated, meaning we never utilise the fat we have stored and the possibilities of gaining weight increase.

Our bodies are extremely clever and we have survived this way for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, we have all been gullible and believed the lies we have been told regarding eating and food in general.
Maybe it’s wise to save that topic for another blog.

Anyway, here are some benefits from intermittent fasting:
* weight/fat loss
* lower body fat
* more energy
* increased strength & stamina
* health & physique improvements

That’s too good to ignore, surly. After all, these are many of the reasons why people are training and dieting in the first place.

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Stewart (SMPT)