Intermittent Fasting for Fat Loss

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Intermittent fasting is quite the rage right now, and we have all definitely heard of it. But what exactly is it? How do you do it safely? What are its benefits? Simply put, intermittent fasting is not a type of diet, but an eating schedule.

Your body is always in one of two states: fed or fasted. In the fed state (anytime your body is digesting food), your body’s insulin levels make burning fat a challenge. However, in the fasted state (8-12 hours after your body finishes digesting), your insulin levels are lower and better able to reach into your fat stores. People rarely go into a fasted state throughout the day.

The traditional theory of several small meals per day keeps us from ever reaching the fasted state. In addition, that type of eating schedule regularly spikes our insulin levels which also hinders fat loss. So, while eating several small meals per day can lead to weight loss (calorie deficits always do), you will likely be losing both muscle and fat.

When you lose calorie burning muscle, you lower your metabolic rate and make it harder for your body to burn fat. You also might become frustrated because you never feel toned and fit, even though you are working out and eating clean.

In the FASTer Way to Fat Loss we follow a 16/8 protocol, meaning we fast for 16 hours and eat all of our food in an 8 hour time period. I know it sounds hard but believe it or not, MANY of my clients tell me that they absolutely love it and that it’s super easy to get used to!

Here are just a few of the benefits of Intermittent Fasting…

  • Improved hormone profile
  • Increased life expectancy
  • Maintenance of skeletal muscle mass
  • Decreased blood glucose levels
  • Decreased insulin levels and increased insulin sensitivity
  • Increased lipolysis (breakdown of fats) and fat oxidatn


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