We humans are unique. So many things make us different but the one common goal we have as a species I think is : Lose more weight
Due to media perception and/or our self consciousness, a ‘fit’ body is highly desired by the majority of people. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, if not blown out of proportion, having a healthy diet and good amount of exercise means living a longer life and being comfortable in your own skin. However where to start is the hardest thing, whether you’re trying to lose weight or you’re trying to reduce your boy fat percentage and lose body fat. The countless amount of diets out there is impressive…but mainly aggravating. The whole “Does it really work?” question that comes to mind with each diet idea can make someone frustrated and hopeless. When making a lifestyle change you want to know what you’re investing time into works. Well for the suggestion I’m about to make to you from my personal experience it 100% works and many others can back that up. What I’m suggesting is NOT A DIET. So don’t think you’re going to have to sacrifice your favourite foods and eat lettuce all day. The real ‘Fast’ way to lose body fat and weight is simple. Fasting. Yes Fasting. No not abstaining from eating anything at all but skipping certain meals. The correct term is:
Intermittent fasting is not a diet but a specific eating pattern. For example, skipping breakfast. Now wait, put down the invisible gun. We’ve been told to always eat breakfast that eating breakfast everyday kick starts your metabolism and helps maximise weight loss. Well, I’ve been eating breakfast for my whole life but the last 6 months in which I’ve skipped it have been so beneficial, that I don’t plan to go back to eating breakfast everyday ever again.
When you eat a meal, your body take several hours to process the food and use the energy from the food you’ve just consumed. It pulls the glucose from your bloodstream and or glycogen from your muscles. However when in ‘fasted’ state, your body has no stored food to pull energy from so it is more likely to pull energy from your body fat. Great! That’s what we’re trying to do right? Lose body fat.
So that’s a tick, for example you skip breakfast, you go on about your business, work, school, toenail clipping. Just moving requires energy, so your body is now going to take the energy needed from the fat stored in your cells. Now if minimal activity can cause a decrease in fat then what could exercising in a ‘fasted’ do?
When you exercise your body uses energy and it takes energy from glucose stored in our body, if in a ‘fasted’ state the body needs an energy source and the lack of food in the body means that your body will grab the fat stored in you for energy.
Fasting allows for a lower caloric intake. The most important thing for loosing weight or body fat is calories in vs calories out. The more calories that go out than go in, the more weight you loose.Think about it, skipping breakfast means you reduce any chance of you consuming too many calories potentially. The convenience is incredible, not having to rush and eat and prepare breakfast in the morning. Also I’ve notice personally, when I eat breakfast I get hungrier quicker but if I skip it I’m able to go without food longer and therefore I can prepare a balanced nutritious lunch for myself.
YES. The initial start will leave you feeling quite hungry and you may feel initially a lack of energy but surely skipping a meal is in order to lose weight and loose body fat is worth it. You get used to it quickly. I’ve lost 27pounds and my fat%has reduced from 16% to 12%. I work out 2 times a week for 60 minutes. I used to work out 4 times a week,
So now I work out less, skip breakfast and I’m seeing amazing results.
Stopping from eating carbs is not for everyone, working out 5 times a week is not possible for everyone but I must say, intermittent fasting is the easiest lifestyle change I’ve ever made.
If you’re considering fasting and are not sure how to do it, The ‘starter’ amount of time to fast to see clear results has proven to be 15 hours. So if you eat at 9pm then the next time you could eat is 12pm the next day. So yes! Fasting does include when you sleep as sleeping is the natural ‘Fasted’ mode.
So then you would eat whatever your calorie goals are between 12pm and 9pm and the cycle would start again. You can increase the amount of hours you fast to see better results, I personally fast for 17 hours. Do what’s right for you.
Thanks for reading, I appreciate it.
Anyway, I am the electrifying one,