I have been intermittent fasting for over one month.
Each day I eat two big and two small meals, the first around 10am and the second around 6pm. Then, I fast for 16 hours until I start eating again the next day at 10am.
Surprisingly, since I've started intermittent fasting I've increased muscle mass, decreased body fat , increased explosiveness and decreased the amount of time I've spent training.
In other words, I'm stronger, leaner, and more explosive even though I go to the gym less and eat less.
You may be wondering…
How is this possible? Isn't skipping breakfast bad for you? Why would anyone fast for 16 hours every day? What are the benefits? Is there any science behind this or are you just crazy? Is it dangerous?
Slow down, friend. I've been known to do some crazy things, but this is totally legit. It's easy to implement into your lifestyle and there are tons of health benefits such as: it helps you live longer restricting calories is a way of lengthening life. From a logical standpoint, this makes sense. When you’re starving, your body finds ways to extend your life, it may reduce the risk of cancer, it is much easier than dieting....
What is Intermittent Fasting and Why Would You Do It?
Intermittent fasting is not a diet, it's a pattern of eating. It's a way of scheduling your meals so that you get the most out of them. Intermittent fasting doesn’t change what you eat, it changes when you eat. It’s a great way to get lean without going on a crazy diet or cutting your calories down to nothing. In fact, most of the time you'll try to keep your calories the same when you start intermittent fasting.
It doesn't matter when you start your 8–hour eating period. You can start at 8am and stop at 4pm. Or you start at 2pm and stop at 10pm. Do whatever works for you. Смотреть полностью