Intermittent Fasting is LeanGains taken a bit further or not so far…depending on how you choose to look at it. Nonetheless,IT WORKS.
Intermittent Fasting is exactly what it sounds like – fasting intermittently. So, you select a day or two a week to not eat for 24 hours and…that’s it really. You just don’t eat for a complete day or two and you’ll lose weight (assuming you change nothing else about your daily routines).
So, you select a day or two a week to not eat for 24 hours. That’s it really. You just don’t eat for a complete day or two and you’ll lose weight…
Well, IF is so simple it is a bit mind blowing it didn’t caught on sooner. By simply not eating for a full day you’ll drop your weekly caloric intake by whatever you eat in a day . Which, for most of us, is anywhere from 1,800 – 2,500 and is exactly what we need to drop about 1/2 a pound a week. Do it two days a week and poof – 1 pound weight loss a week!
Nice right? As long as there’s no catch. But there is….there always is.
You just have to make sure you DO NOT OVER EAT when breaking the fast! What does this mean?
Well, lets say you eat normal all week and select to fast on Friday. So, after your dinner on Thursday night you would eat nothing (you can drink water and no-calorie drinks like coffee, tea, etc.) until dinner Friday night. But, when you break the fast Friday night DO NOT OVER EAT! Just eat normally and you’ll be on your way to losing 1/2 a pound a week.
Now, add the right workout and bang – even more weight loss!
As long as there’s no catch…right? But there is. You just have to make sure you DO NOT OVER EAT when breaking the fast!
1st things 1st – do your homework. Visit www.EATSTOPEAT.com and read about what you’re getting into and how to do it right. Here you’ll also be able read about the science behind the benefits of fasting…very interesting and eye-opening proof if you ask me. I’ll be sure to highlight these findings soon.
This is really the only catch when it comes to Intermittent Fasting. When breaking your fast DO NOT OVER EAT! Just eat the same amount of food you’d normally eat on a regular day.
Make sure to workout the same way you normally workout even while fasted – your body and muscles will be okay!