[vimeo width=”640″ height=”360″]https://vimeo.com/170444806[/vimeo]
This video has hidden treasure in it. Yes its a bit long, but suck it up cupcake. Its worth watching and your life might depend on it.
Intermittent fasting isn’t new but I’ve taken notice to the benefits of incorporating into one’s lifestyle for a number of different reasons.
- Intermittent fasting is sustainable (build up to about 18 hours fasting per day) 12AM-6PM
- Exercising 3 times per week for 30 minutes is sustainable (working out on the 17th hour)(5PM)
- Mental benefits (creates new neurons via intermittent fasting) (so cognitive benefits are a plus)
- Strive for body to be in ketosis (helps decrease appetite (in a good way), decrease in visceral fat / weight loss, decrease in triglycerides, increase in HDL (good cholesterol), reduced blood glucose and decreased insulin resistance, reduction in blood pressure, improves metabolic syndrome, and many cognitive benefits
Chris Winters mentions in the video, a lot of traditional beliefs and what we’ve been taught about our diets and exercise will be challenged. For example; ‘eating three square meals per day‘, is one specific one that comes to mind. At first I questioned some of the principles around intermittent fasting but after doing a bit of research, the merits are quite clear.
As mentioned in my previous post, I’ve working towards fully incorporating intermittent fasting into my lifestyle. My journey, Fat Ass To Fit 2.0, is underway. It may not be easy, but I think the goal is attainable. I’m not suggesting or recommending intermittent fasting to anyone. Thats a decision that other’s should make but after doing some research, perhaps speaking with your physician about adopting intermittent fasting might be in order. If you haven’t already, please take some time for yourself and watch the video in this post. I think you’ll discover the information to be compelling and of value.