Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss
Uncover how to use this 1 method of intermittent fasting for weight loss to SKYROCKET your results!
I’ll be perfect and honest with you by saying intermittent fasting is going to be hard both physically and mentally.
Most people don’t have the willpower to put in the fortitude necessary to endure an entire day of not eating.
But this method is single handedly the most effective way to boost your fat loss results and if you’re willing to go through the pain you’ll reap the benefits.
So why is intermittent fasting so gosh darn effective?
It essentially puts your body in a highly efficient fat burning environment as it stimulates the hormones responsible for fat loss while simultaneously inhibiting the fat gaining hormones.
Unfortunately when most people hear of intermittent fasting they immediately take a step back but you have to realize that it’s probably the most natural method of fat loss.
As humans evolved over thousands and thousands of years food wasn’t always so readily available as it is today. And this meant that there were some days when we just didn’t have food to eat.
So your body would use its fat reserves as fuel until it could find its next meal.
The secret for our purposes is to strategically use intermittent fasting to skyrocket our metabolism so we maximize fat loss while keeping our lean muscle.
And here’s how you do intermittent fasting for weight loss
First you’ll need to pick up some Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) which will prevent the breakdown and catabolism of muscle (muscle loss).
BCAA’s are essentially the building blocks of protein and I like to think of them as the “best parts” of protein.
The day prior to fasting your going to have a cheat day which entitles you to eating just about anything you want until 8pm at night. I don’t like to make any rules on cheat day but once the clock strikes 8pm you’re immediately on fasting mode.
For the next 24 hours you’re going to put yourself in intermittent fasting mode.
This means you’re going to go to sleep and when you wake up the next morning you can only drink water or steeped green tea.
The reason we have a cheat day prior to the fasting day is simply because the massive influx of calories will elevate the leptin hormone in your body essentially telling it to start burning fat pronto.
You’re also going to take in your BCAA’s too on your fasting day. To calculate how much you should be using take your body weight in pounds and multiple it by 0.3. Then divide this number by 6 and that’s how much you should take throughout the day in 6 separate “feedings.”
So I weigh around 200 lbs. that means I would take in 10g of BCAA’s over 6 doses throughout the day.
I personally like to use the BCAA’s by Athletic Greens because their supplements are always high quality and they never skimp on the ingredients. They’re a stand up company that strives to perfect their products and I stand behind them 100%.
And once 8pm hits the next day you’re allowed to have a meal that is very low in carbohydrates. I usually eat some BBQ chicken with guacamole.
Like I said earlier intermittent fasting isn’t for the weak at heart but if you’re up for it get ready to experience some extreme fat loss results.
Can you workout while on a intermittent fasting for weight loss plan?
First let’s dig into what kind of workouts that will maximally enhance the fat loss process on your fasting day.
Because of your massive decrease in caloric intake it’s probably going to leave you without much energy but if you’re willing to take things to the next level then these workouts will do the trick.
In the morning A.M. I would recommend a metabolic resistance training workout such as the Spartacus Workout 2012 and then if possible you should try to get in another High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout later in the P.M.
These workouts are unquestionable tough but I can promise you they will effectively enhance your fat loss in addition to the fasting day.
I personally only prefer to do a fasting day once per week combined with carb cycling throughout the rest of the week. For my goals I don’t think it’s necessary to fast more than once a week but if you have some serious fat to lose than adding in additional fasting days can work too.
But I would max out with 3 fasting days per week and make sure you have a break day in between so you can consume some actual food.
I also recommend picking up some high quality Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) for your fasting day because they will prevent the breakdown of your muscle during your fast. As we all know muscle is going to be important not only for toning the body but also to keep our metabolisms high.
The Next Level To Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss
If you want to get extreme like my pal Joel Marion you could also add in a Shake Day following your Fasting Day. This means you drink 6 protein shakes throughout the day in replacement of your meals.
It’s important to pick up a high quality whey protein isolate too as they will be the only thing you’ll be consuming throughout the Shake Day.
Joel is currently putting the finishing touches on his rapid fat loss program that strategically implements intermittent fasting too, I’ll be sure to keep you posted.
Once again these fasting days can be tough but accomplishing the most difficult things in life usually produce the most results.
Let me know if there’s anything else I can help you out on intermittent fasting for weight loss by leaving a comment below.