If you’ve been curious about Intermittent Fasting, and how it can help you lose fat fast and help you take control of your eating habits, then read on, and most importantly, watch the 7-minute video below.
I haven’t eaten for the past 16 hours – and it feels great.
Yes, you read that right.
As I am coaching all my clients and walking them through my 8-Week Transformation Contest (and doing it myself), there’s been a lot of excitement about Intermittent Fasting (I.F.) – because we’re losing fat and getting healthy without any dangerous supplements and hard-to-do low carb diets.
Intermittent Fasting is gaining momentum, and for good reason. It works… and busy people who have limited time and do not have the luxury preparing multiple meals a day now have a very workable option for navigating their meals.
Intermittent Fasting 101 – by John Romaniello
John Romaniello explains very simply in a nutshell how I.F. works. John is a highly sought after fitness pro from New York and author of the book Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha.
Please note: John lets out a few ‘F’ words here and there but I encourage you to look beyond that.
Random fact: I got to meet John a few months ago in San Diego while wearing a very tight Reebok t-shirt. Don’t ask me about the t-shirt. Ok?
My Experience with Fasting
Personally, I’ve been experimenting with fasting since 2011, ever since I was called up by BFM 89.9 to discuss fasting during Ramadhan over their afternoon health and living segment. At first, I was horrified at the idea that someone would go without food for more than 3-4 hours – because that’s what ALL the nutitionists and dietitians and personal trainers are saying… right? But that’s all muscle and fiction, and doesn’t have the research to back that up.
So if in the past I’ve told you that you must have breakfast every day, and that you must eat 5-6 meals each day for fat loss and to raise your metabolism…. I’d like to apologize.
The latest research is proving otherwise… and as Dr John Berardi of Precision Nutrition says – nutrition is a very new science and we are learning new things every day. So you’re going to lose out if you shut your mind and refuse to acknowledge and try what is new.
Today, I SKIP breakfast regularly, and very often observe 8-hour eating windows, followed by 16-hours of no ‘feeding’. There are many ways you can use intermittent fasting (I.F.), but the 16/8 method works best for my schedule. There are also 24-hour fasts, which I have tried.
But wait – not so fast!
Now – this is not a license for you to start skipping meals and starving yourself. There is a METHOD for you to follow should you decide to try I.F. So PLEASE DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST if you do not know the logic and science behind it. But when you do it right, it will leave you feeling great, energized, and leaner without much change in what you are eating. In other words, I believe that I.F. is easier to adopt and follow than restrictive diets that require you to eat certain foods or avoid carbs altogether. Those are silly.
I.F. is here to stay. In fact, I am soon going to make it a standard practice with all my clients. It works, and it works darn well – and something this good shouldn’t be kept away from people because everyone deserves to know.
And… I don’t miss my breakfast options… thank goodness for restaurants that serve all-day breakfasts!
I hope to blog more on I.F. soon, but for now, make sure you check out the video from John above.
Would you try I.F some day? Share your experience, and let me know your thoughts in the comment box below.
P.S. – I.F. works even better when you couple it with the best fat loss workouts – if you’re unable to come for any of my bootcamps, then I suggest you get Craig Ballantyne’s newly released Turbulence Training 2.0. It will cost you LESS than the price of a meal for 2 at a nice restaurant and is guaranteed to give you results.