An intermittent fasting plan is an excellent way to shed unwanted pounds, as well as give your body and mind a physical and psychological makeover that will soon have you feeling like a brand new person.
The original breakthrough fasting diet plan by Brad Pilon, MS, known as “Eat Stop Eat,” is now in its 5th edition and is at the leading edge of this hot new trend, and has been featured in many popular media platforms:
Is It A Good Idea?
You may not be familiar with the term “intermittent fasting,” and so you might not be aware of why it can and should be a part of your overall workout and weight loss plan.
Let’s look at three main reasons why intermittent fasting does work for anyone serious about fat loss and/or muscle building!
1 – Any workout regimen combined with this plan inevitably promotes maximum fat loss.
Many people utilize this type of fast a couple of days a week while at the same time maintaining a regular light workout program, and this means they are actually eliminating two full days of caloric intake from their normal weekly consumption. Needless to say this has a dramatic effect on the rate at which you shed excessive and unwanted fat! By maintaining even a light workout routine while engaging in a limited, intermittent fasting plan, you are targeting your weight loss goals with a double-edged sword, and maximizing your short term results.
2 – The second reason which it is a great idea would be that this type of fasting makes it possible for you to maintain your energy and metabolism.
One of the drawbacks to fasting as an effective weight loss technique has been the perception that it drains a person’s energy and throws a monkey wrench into their metabolism. While that is true for longer fasts, for the fasting the opposite has proven to be true. You actually possess increased energy and experience a higher rate of metabolism while engaged in this type of fasting. It is literally the best of both worlds!
3 – Finally, there are the hidden benefits, a little less easy to see, but of great value all the same.
The inevitable cleansing of your body that is a part of any fast, as your body eliminates the excesses that bog down your system. There are also indisputable psychological benefits, such as the positive and reaffirming mindset that comes from reclaiming control of your life. You are no longer a slave to food. You feel like you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to do and begin to think more clearly, with an ability to see possibilities that were formerly clouded by your sense of failure and enslavement to bodily habits.
I’m a firm advocate of pursuing an intermittent fasting plan as a means of enhancing your life goals. There is no faster way of experiencing maximum fat loss while maintaining healthy parameters. I think you might be surprised at the results you’ll come up with!