Intermittent Fasting – And why I’m doing it!
Today has been a very productive day with everything but a workout, so apologies for that. I have been so busy sorting out the house as we’re planning to change a room into an indoor studio for my workouts and Andrew’s PT. So I have a lot of stuff to sort out. In addition to that, we also got our new wee kittie today Little Marmalade (I will introduce her to you all on my next video).
Andrew and I have been working on a joint article about Intermittent Fasting (IF). I wanted to share with you all the theory behind why this particular approach works so well for fat loss. It seems to be working very well for both me and Andrew (although he’s pretty lean anyway).
Andrew has done the bulk of the article and it’s written from his point of view, so if you don’t mind I will direct you to his blog for the full version (link is at the bottom of this page). The article does not go into too much science, but gives a good over view of the concept and the biological advantages to IF over the traditional “dieting” approach.
Personally, I have previously tried Eat Stop Eat and the Warrior Diet, but none of these approaches suited my lifestyle, although I know of many people who have had great success with these, especially Eat Stop Eat by Brad Pilon. I would recommend reading Eat Stop Eat, or even visiting Brad’s YouTube Channel, because he explains very clearly the science behind it all and clears up many myths about metabolic shutdown, loss of muscle mass and how much protein we need, along with countless other issues people have.
Andrew and I have chosen the IF “style” from a guy called Martin Berkhan, who works as a nutritional consultant, magazine writer and personal trainer. His blog and approach called Lean Gains has a slightly different take on IF compared to Eat Stop Eat, but the science behind them both is the same.
Anyway, I’ll stop waffling and let you go and read Andrew’s article if you’re interested. I will be back tomorrow, I promise, with a NEW workout.
Until then, happy reading