One of the lastest trends and popular things to do for weight loss and lean up is called ,"Intermittent Fasting" Does this really work and what is this all about.
Many studies show that it can have powerful effects on your body and brain, and may even help you live longer.
What is Intermittent Fasting though?
Intermittent fasting (or “IF”) is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting. It is a very popular health and fitness trend, with research to back it up.
That is the short version and more details can be found here Intermittent Fasting
Now that we know what it is lets talk about how do I do it to be the most effective. There are three methods that are really popular and all of them are very effective.
1. The 16/8 Method: Many refer to it as the Leangains protocol, it involves skipping breakfast and restricting your daily eating period to 8 hours, Then you “fast” for 16 hours in between.
2. Eat-Stop-Eat: This one is the one I like the best and I find most rewarding and it is based on fasting for 24 hours, once or twice a week, for example by not eating from dinner one day until dinner the next day.
The 5:2 Diet: On two non-consecutive days of the week, only eat 500-600 calories. Eat normally the other 5 days. More details here. This one is by far the hardest one to do but it also is the fastest way to get leaner in my opinion.
Which one is best for you? This is a really tough question to answer because it is dependant on a few things such as your goals, what you are targeting and your fitness level as well.
Try them all and find out which one is best for you!