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WHAT (Heh?!)

Intermittent fasting is not a diet, it's a pattern of eating. It doesn’t change what you eat, it changes when you eat.


“I.F.” has countless benefits for the body. Here are the top 4 benefits that make trying it, a worthwhile endeavor:

1. Intermittent Fasting changes the function of cells, genes and hormones. Blood levels of insulin drop while human growth hormone increases….both facilitate fat burning. The body also speeds up cellular repair & removes waste material from the cells.

2. Intermittent Fasting can help you lose fat and maintain muscle. Generally speaking, intermittent fasting will make you eat less. Short-term fasting actually increases your metabolic rate helping you burn even more calories. IF is a proven method for decreasing fat while maintaining muscle. Studies have shown intermittent fasting caused a similar amount of weight loss as continuous calorie restriction, but with a much smaller reduction in muscle mass.

3. Intermittent Fasting Reduces Insulin Resistance, Lowering Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Basically, anything that reduces insulin resistance should help lower blood sugar levels and protect against type 2 diabetes.

4. Intermittent Fasting is good for your brain. Intermittent fasting increases the growth of new nerve cells, which has benefits for brain function. This helps with depression, anxiety, & other emotional issues. Animal studies also suggest that fasting may protect against other neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's and Huntington's disease.


There are many methods for IF, but here are the top 3 used:

  1. The 16/8 Method: Skip breakfast every day and eat during an 8-hour feeding window, such as from 12 - 8pm. OR eat breakfast and end your feeding early… like a an 8-4pm window.

  2. Eat-Stop-Eat: Do one or two 24-hour fasts each week, for example - not eating from dinner one day until dinner the next day.

  3. The 5:2 Diet: Only eat 500-600 calories on two days of the week, but eat normally the other 5 days.

Bottom line:

You have to do what works for you. I have lived by the 16/8 method for about 6 months now, and I love it. Am I 100% with it?…hell no. But I do know that when I do it, I wake the next morning with a clear head, more energy, with zero bloat, and ready for a clean day of nutrition.

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