I did not write this article. The original author is listed at the bottom for more information.
I would also like to personally state that I agree with 98% of what he has written and explained in this article. I further believe that you should check out leangains.com for more information on IF.
I’ve personally experienced major results with a 16 hour intermittent fasting program. I’ve achieved visible fat loss, and measurable strength gains simultaneously. Whether you’re trying to gain muscle, lose fat, or just be a more healthful resilient person, intermittent fasting might be a lifestyle habit that makes sense for you.
Intermittent fasting has allowed me to get abs…finally.
For the past 3 months I’ve been following an intermittent fasting program. I had heard about intermittent fasting and read about it in a few articles well over a year ago, but never really got inspired to give it a try. After all, doesn’t eating inspire metabolism? Aren’t you suppose to eat many small meals throughout the day or ELSE you’ll lose all your hard earned muscle and waste all those hours of hard work? Well the reality is all those old conceptions are myths and have no scientific backing. It took bumping into a few sites and learning from a few sources for me to start to question all the ‘gym bro knowledge’ that I’ve heard for years to give it a try. After only 3 weeks, I could already tell that I’d likely be committed to this way of eating for life. I’ve already seen fat loss results while also gaining strength. This indicates a REAL body re composition where I’m gaining muscle while simultaneously losing fat. I’m feeling more energy (especially in the mornings when I’m fasting). And there’s something within my intuition that tells me this is a more healthful way of living.
Why Intermittent Fasting Makes Sense To Me
When evaluating how our bodies evolved, it’s seems reasonable to think that the human body was in a fasted state a lot of the time. Maybe not by choice, but by demand. Food is scarce in the wild. There is no tupperware, no microwaves, no packaged convenience foods. Hunting and gathering takes effort (aka exercise), and often coming up empty handed and remaining hungry would be unavoidable. This is why the human body is extremely effective at storing fat (I know from experience). In other words, in nature food was probably scarce for most of human evolution. Human beings definitely weren’t pigging out continuously, and most likely the feeding times were irregular and erratic. So what is the point? Replicating conditions of how the human body evolved will likely provide health and wellness. Read more about this concept here. So the point is, that the human body evolved to have times of being fasted. aka not fed.