Intermittent Fasting is effective in getting lean while still being able to stick to your “diet” because it allows you to eat larger portions, enabling you to feel full, and have more delicious food, while remaining in a large enough caloric deficit to burn body fat.
This is huge!
I don’t believe in diets, but that is for another blog.
But isn’t breakfast the most important meal of the day?
The theory of breakfast being the most important meal of the day was built around the thermic effect of food (TEF). TEF states that when you eat, it takes energy for your body to break down food. The more often you do this, the more your metabolism will burn the food. More is better, right?
Studies have shown, the larger amount of food, the bigger boost in TEF.
At the end of the day, the calories burned to digest food is equal.
So what now?
Studies have also shown that if you extend your fast by skipping breakfast, it allows your body to release growth hormone, adrenaline (epinephrine and norepinephrine) and glucagon (allows for lipolysis which is the breakdown of fatty acids.)
This is great news! And the longer you extend this, the more of these hormones are increased throughout the day. Food shuts down and suppresses these hormones even because they have a difficult time increasing when insulin is present.
When I was looking to get back into shape in 2014, I looked to Intermittent Fasting because I wanted to give it another try.
The results were unbelievable!
Results may vary.
Intermittent Fasting is when you do not eat food for a 14-16 hour period, including the time you sleep, and have all your food in a 6-8 hour window.
In the past, I used to give up on Intermittent Fasting after three to four weeks because I would be doing a pure water fast.
Instead, I now have black coffee on an empty stomach during my fast. To help get adjusted, you can have a fruit snack such as an apple or grapefruit, during the fast to help you adjust.
Now that I use these strategies for Intermittent Fasting, I’m able to fast with ease, while still burning fat and getting even stronger in the gym. The best part is, you can too! I’ve been using it for my clients who are business owners, models, and actors, and they are all getting awesome results with ease.
Now it’s your turn. Download the complete guide to Intermittent Fasting here!