Intermittent Fasting – The Secret to Fast Fat Loss?

Intermittent Fasting – The Secret to Fast Fat Loss?

August 30, 2019 100 By William Morgan


What’s old is new again. Intermittent Fasting is here and it’s the
rage, but should you be so fast as to start eating and following this nutrition plan? We’re going to look into that today. What’s up guys? Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. Today we’re going to start to address a topic
here that I’ve been getting questions about. Obviously it’s the rage. It seems like everybody is talking about Intermittent
Fasting. Now I have sort of avoided the topic because
I have my own personal preferences when it comes to nutrition. And I have my own personal preferences when
it comes to what I feel is the most effective approach to eating healthy and getting results. And really, what I think it comes down to
is the long term viability of an eating plan, and that’s what brings us to Intermittent
Fasting. So for those of you not familiar with it already,
Intermittent Fasting is basically an eating plan that revolves around altering periods
of when you can eat with periods of fasting when you’re not eating. So, there is a couple variations of it, but
the two most popular, again, I said what is old is new, this has been around guys for
a long period of time, it’s just been revitalized of late. You have a 16 hour fast with an 8 hour window
to eat in. Now the thing about intermittent fasting here
is, that’s not all so different, that is lets say, if you woke up and had breakfast at 9
and you had your dinner at 5. That’s 8 hours right there. That might happen for most people. And then you wouldn’t eat after that and you
wouldn’t eat before that. That is a variation of intermittent fasting. But it’s not so uncommon or out of the ordinary,
that could happen. But when you start to get into the 18 hour
fast with 6 hours of eating, now we start to delve into a territory where I think it
becomes a little bit unrealistic. Now why do I say that? First, let me qualify, I know a lot of people
who do intermittent fasting and see good results from that. My problem is, it’s not a long -erm solution. Ok, I think that I don’t usually address things
that are not long term solutions because that is not necessarily what I am interested in. I am not trying to get ready for a competition,
I am not trying to just loose some pounds for a short period of time. I am not trying to get somebody to look good
for a photo shoot. The goal of AthleanX and the goal of my philosophy
as a trainer is to get somebody to be able to perform at a better level than they are
today and to be able to stay there. And that’s from a nutrition side of things
and that’s from a training side of things. We’re trying to create long term changes,
lifestyle changes that can stay with you forever. My problem with intermittent fasting is that
it’s not a real lifetime option, I don’t believe, again I am going to qualify it. Guys if you’re doing it and you like it and
you’re sticking with it, by all means continue to do it. I’ll always support what I think works for
people. But for me what I say is it doesn’t become
very, even social, right? Because let’s say my 6 hour window, let’s
say I started at 8 in the morning. If I start at 8 in the morning, then I am
done by 2. Now I don’t know, maybe you’re dating someone
and if you are going out to dinner at night, you can’t eat because you’re on your Intermittent
Fasting schedule You know that’s not going to go over too well
with them. Or even just with a family atmosphere. One of the best times of the day is coming
together at the end of the night as a family and eating together, but unless you’re manipulating
your hours where you’re not eating your first meal until let’s say 12 in the afternoon,
then your fasting is going to exclude your dinner. And you’re not going to be able to eat. God forbid you eat a minute after 6 o’clock
because that’s outside your 6 hour window. And the rest of your family can sit there
and watch you stare at them eating their food. I just don’t think that someone is going to
do that forever. And that is my main argument is that it’s
not a real conducive plan to long term change. The one final point that I will make, if you
are an overweight guy or if you’re a guy that has a lot of mass already, doing an intermittent
fasting schedule can definitely help you to lean up and can definitely help you to lose
fat. Again, whether it be short term or long term
is depending upon whether you can help you to keep with that schedule. But I don’t recommend it for guys that are
hardgainers, at all, because I really feel that one of the main things that guys struggle
from when they are hardgainers is an overactive metabolism, one that’s processing and going
through your foods each and every hour to the point where it is humming along. You need to continue to fuel that fire, and
going long periods without doing that is not going to play into what is needed for that
guy to actually start to build muscle. And I am not saying that you are not getting
as many calories when you are a hardgainer on a fasting schedule. Because what guys will say is,’ I don’t care
you are at 6 hours. You can still eat 8000 calories’ if you’re
a hardgainer in 6 hours as opposed to spreading it out over the day.’ But my argument is when you look at healthy
food, things like sweet potatoes and chicken breasts and your classic healthy food, generally
guys they’re nutrient dense but they’re not so much calorie dense. They are calorie low. And they’re usually fibrous, so by the time
you wind up eating these things, it’s difficult to eat a lot of calories when you’re eating
healthy and eat them throughout a condensed period of 6 hours, You just simply aren’t
that hungry. So hard gainers, I don’t really think that
is a great option. But guys as I said, with AthleanX I am looking
for long term, long term solutions and intermittent fasting in my eyes is not really a long term
solution. So if you are doing it and getting results
guys, keep doing it. Ok, I can’t stress that enough. Keep doing it because I want you to essentially
do what’s working for you. If it’s bringing you closer to a healthier
you, then that’s whats good. But if it’s something that you feel like you
are struggling with, and you’re struggling to maintain or will be able to maintain forever,
then it could be time to start thinking about a lifetime solution, alright something that
you could live with forever that works. And for me, it’s the way I approach nutrition,
and my whole X-Factor meal plan is based around something that I feel you could live with
forever. Guys, if you haven’t already, head on over
to AthleanX.com. Take a look around, look at the AthleanX training
program. It has what I feel is a lifelong solution
to nutrition as well as a lifelong commitment to training by training you like an athlete
in getting you to start moving and feeling better. Not just looking better but moving better
too. And I think that this is really where this
is at. So, guys, again, give me your feedback below,
I know you are all going to have your different opinion on Intermittent Fasting and I respect
all of those. So fill er up down below, let me know and
also click on the link and visit AthleanX. I’ll see you guys back here in 7 days, if
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