Intermittent Fasting is the latest craze in nutritional and bodybuilding circles, because it delivers amazing results with limited effort. Whilst conventional wisdom has people eating tiny meals on a near continuous basis, Intermittent Fasting turns this on its head. On this page you’ll learn why Intermittent Fasting is so powerful for fat loss and muscle gain, and how intermittent fasting enables the “Holy Grail” of fitness nutrition – building muscle and losing fat at the same time.
Turning the world upside down
If you’ve read any of the dietary protocols advised in the mainstream media, you’ll notice one thing. They all tell you which foods you can eat, and which foods you can’t. Atkins tells you to avoid carbohydrates, but eat whatever protein and fat you like. Paleo diets propose we pick our foods based on the diet of our stone-age ancestors. The low-fat fad of the 1980′s made us chop the fat off our meat and hide behind the couch when an advert for donuts came on TV. There’s always some complex protocol to follow. But haven’t these diet plans overlooked something?
The simplest way to lose weight is pretty obvious: stop eating. A period of fasting is defined as a period when you consume no calories at all. How’s that for simple?
Don’t worry – you’re not going to be fasting for days on end. This isn’t some sort of religious ritual for purging your body of sins. On the Lean Mass Gains protocols you’ll never fast for longer than 16 hours at a time – as simple as skipping breakfast.
Traditional diets tell us to avoid getting hungry. They tell us that hunger leads to uncontrollable food urges, which leads to being fat. But science proves that intermittent fasting reduces hunger through acting on the hormone ghrelin. Studies also show that fasting leads to significant reductions in body fat whilst lean muscle mass is maintained, even on a strict calorie deficit.
But what about gaining muscle whilst fasting?
If you’re fed up with eating child-sized portions of food every few hours then intermittent fasting is definitely for you. Combined with effective training it is simply the most powerful, flexible and achievable method to strip off stubborn body fat and boost lean mass gain.
So how do you put it into practice? Here’s what we’ve got for you:
On this page we’ve selected the best content explaining the background to intermittent fasting, why the approach works so well and how you can apply it to your own lifestyle. Once you’re finished with the links below you’ll know more about the Lean Mass Gains approach to intermittent fasting. Check out these tutorials:
- A brief history of fasting
- The 7 key benefits of intermittent fasting
- How to make fasting work for you
- Why Lean Mass Gains proposes a 16 hour fast, 8 hour feed approach
- An in-depth Fasting Q&A
Still hungry for more?
Great news! As well as loads of free content on fasting in the articles above we’ve also come up with a free 5 part e-course that will be delivered straight to your inbox. In this free course you will learn:
- Why you need to estimate your body fat level to optimize your training
- How to avoid setting unrealistic goals
- The real way bodybuilders achieve their huge physique
- How to unlock your fat loss potential through macronutrient cycling
- How to time your fasting, feeding and training to lose fat whilst building muscle
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