How Intermittent Fasting Can Help You Shred Fat | BeneFIT Medical Apparel
By Justin Culver
Co-Founder, BeneFIT Medical Apparel
Intermittent Fasting, or IF, is fasting every now and then or taking breaks from food. IF is an often-used term for multiple diet philosophies that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting during a defined period.
Some people call this “eating in windows,” where they’ll only allow themselves to consume calories for a certain period of time during the day – say, 12PM to 7PM or even from 7AM to 7PM.
Intermittent fasting can be used as a weight maintenance tool, or combined with caloric restriction and caloric expenditure (eat less, move more) for crazy, wicked sick fat loss.
Intermittent fasting is how I first dipped my toe into the water of the fasting world. Like most people, when presented with the idea of fasting I had my doubts. Disturbing thoughts lurked in my mind, like “Fasting? WTF? That’s bad for you,” or, “If I do that, my body will go catabolic and just start eating my muscles.”
These dark thoughts and many more popped into my head when I struggled with the concept of fasting and intermittent fasting.
So, breaking my fast into intermittent chunks (windows) gave me the courage I needed to experiment.
Once I realized, “I’m not going to die if I don’t take in any calories for the next 12 to 36 hours,” my fat burning process flourished.
Yes, I was hungry at times. Yes, I had to plan my fasts to where they had the least amount of impact on my social and professional life. But once I made fasting my thing, it became my thing, and I crushed, slashed and burned.
An interesting thing about intermittent fasting is that people don’t necessarily have to know that you are fasting for you to be accomplishing incredible things. It’s not something they can see.
Rather, it’s what they don’t see.
They won’t see you eating.
When they see you not eating (especially when you’re in a group), they get spooked. And it’s when they find out you’re “fasting” and have put a name or label on it (which they’ll interpret as you willingly starving yourself to death), that they get all weird about it.
So “never let ‘em see you sweat” can be a good strategy for you to overcome weird social barriers you may face when fasting (and dropping weight in general, particularly if you’re incinerating fat quickly). But we’ll talk more about the psychosocial aspect of diet and fitness in some following blogs and videos.
Fasting and Intermitted Fasting is becoming more mainstream by the day. It’s starting to make its way as an acceptable and effective way to cut fat in the diet and fitness community. Many of the personal trainers may even endorse it. But in everyday America, within your communities, social groups or at work among your co-workers, don’t be surprised if they view fasting and intermittent fasting as some heretical concept or a form of suicide they’ll crusade against.
So, are ready to up your diet and fitness game and learn how to burn fat through intermittent fasting?
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