Updated: Jun 11
Perhaps you've heard of the popularity of intermittent fasting. You know people have had great results, but fasting sound like such hard work. You have enough struggles in your life; surely not eating will only add more stress? Well, it's quite the opposite. Not only will we explain the common myths of this diet, but actually how it will increase your energy while burning off the pounds and boost your immune system all at the same time.
What is intermittent fasting?
Fasting has been practiced for thousands of years. You can even read about it in the bible. It has to do with tapping into our inherent genes tracing back to when humans would "feast and famine". They would go out on a major hunt, eat alot of food, and then have periods of rest or famine. The human body has been used to going without food for long periods of time without food, dating back to Home Erectus, almost 8 million years ago.
When your body isn't focused on digesting food, your body is focused on healing itself. Your body is the best healer. This is why fasting has been linked to curing cancer, reduced heart disease, eradicating diabetes, and proven to elongate your life span. It's also linked to curing Alzheimer's disease, limiting seizures for people with epilepsy, improves your immune system, and of course weight loss.
What types of fasting are there?
> Water Fast - Drinking nothing but water for 1 day and upwards
> Juice Fast - Drinking nothing but juices for 1 day and upwards
> Intermittent Fasting - Doing daily fasting periods of 12 hours and up. Most popular one is 16 hours of fasting with 8 hour eating window.
How much weight can I expect to lose and how quickly?
By using this simple formula, you can lose 10, 15, 20 pounds with ease within a month to 2 month period at the absolute most. I personally lost 30 pounds in 2 months! Some use different variations, 12 - 12, or 18 - 6. I found 16 - 8 to be the best.
What's the best fat burning regiment to start today?
16 - 8 fasting window
What you do is not eat for 16 hours, and have an 8 hour window for eating. Sound hard? It's not, considering that we sleep 8 hours a night. So the one that works best for most people who see the best results (without feeling like they really struggle). The easiest way to think about it is: You are simply skipping breakfast.
Eating window: 12pm - 8pm.
Rest window: 8pm - 12pm
About the Author
Matt Jones is a writer and entrepreneur with multiple businesses who loves inspiring others to reach their full potential. He is also a musician, educator, and world traveler whom has been to over 65 different countries on all 7 continents. His personal mission is to create and inspire. He is from Los Angeles, but is now based in greater London where he lives with his wife and son.