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Today, The Health Nerd is going to show you how to do intermittent fasting and give you a complete breakdown of intermittent fasting explained for beginners.
And a lot of that stigma is based around some outdated science done in the 1970’s…
That’s why Today on the health nerd we are going to discuss exactly how to do intermittent fasting and it’s many benefits.
Lot’s of people today still believe there is something magical that happens when you eat 6 meals a day.
That one’s metabolism flame lights up and helps you burn tons of extra calories.
This is wrong.
Meal timing has virtually nothing to do with metabolism and has been proven to be a moot point as far as being healthy is concerned.
And a little bit of irony?
There’s actually dozens studies cited below that show that not eating or fasting is not only safe, it’s can quite practical and helpful to one’s overall health.
Some of the most important health benefits seem to be:
Easier To Lose Weight
High growth hormones levels and cell rejuvenation
Better brain function
Increased immune system function
Lowers the risk of deadly diseases
And improves insulin sensitivity
Now… this is where I should issue a little warning.
Using intermittent fasting and eating like a hot dog contest champion on the daily isn’t going to help you out too much.
But adding IF into a good diet will show many health benefits listed above.
You’ve been warned…
Ok, so how exactly do you, intermittent fast?
It’s rather simple.
It’s just going to for periods of time not eating any calories.
There are two main ways people do this.
The first is the Martin Berkhan’s Lean Gains Model. Or the 16/8 Method.
This is where you do not eat for 16 hours in the day and spend the other 8 eating calories.
Most commonly people will skip breakfast and push their first meal back until noon.
Then eating 3 larger and healthy meals at around noon, 4pm, and 8pm.
The second method was popularized by Brad Pilion (pronounced Pee-lon) and involves fasting 2 times a week for 24 hours.
The most common way to do this is stop eating at 5pm and don’t eat your next meal until 5pm the next day.
The 24 hour fasting method has particularly compelling evidence since most of the studies are done are used with this model.
How should you start?
Go ahead and try a 24 hour fast.
Consume no calories for 24 hours and only have water, black coffee, or another other zero calorie drink.
When most people try this, they often find it’s not as hard as it seems.
Once the initial hunger cravings subside, it’s actually rather easy.
I will link some of the best intermittent fasting resources from around the web in the video description as well.
Along with Brad’s program and a few other resources.
Martian Berkhan’s LeanGain’s Blog:
Brad Pilon’s Blog:
Brad Pilon’s Program – Eat Stop Eat:
A Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting:
Scientific Studies Used in Presentation:
How to do Intermittent Fasting – Intermittent Fasting Explained for Beginners