Intermittent fasting is where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting.
Dozens of recent studies show it can have powerful benefits!
There are a lot of different ways to do it – 16/8, 5:2, etc… but my personal favorite is the “Eat-Stop-Eat” protocol. Here is an overview:
(This is taken directly from Eat Stop Eat – and I recommend you purchase the book if you really want to learn all about it, and how it works):
— Fast 1-2x per week for 20-24 hours.
— Consume as little as possible during your fast. Calorie – free beverages such as tea, black coffe, water are encouraged during the fast.
— EAT on the days you’re not fasting – do NOT “diet” on your eating days!
— A ROUGH guide is to eat ~ 2000 calories (women) and ~ 2500 calories (men) on all other, non-fasting days of the week
— Shoot for approx 100 grams of protein per day
— Weight train 2-5x per week to maintain muscle while you lose fat
Again – this is an OVERVIEW of the approach, and leaves out a lot of details.
If it sounds interesting to you, I recommend that you pick up a copy of the Eat Stop Eat book, and have a read / listen:
-> Eat Stop Eat
Here’s to your summer training success –
– Forest Vance, KettlebellBasics.net, ForestVanceTraining.com