Uncover how to use this 1 method of intermittent fasting for weight loss to SKYROCKET your results.
I’ll be perfectly honest with you by saying intermittent fasting can be hard both physically and mentally.
Most people don’t have the willpower to put in the fortitude necessary to endure an entire day of not eating.
But this method is single handedly the most effective way to boost your fat loss results if you’re willing to go through the pain to reap the benefits.
So why is intermittent fasting so crazy effective for losing weight?
It essentially puts your body in a highly efficient fat burning environment as it stimulates the hormones responsible for fat loss while simultaneously inhibiting fat gaining hormones.
Unfortunately, when most people hear of intermittent fasting they immediately take a step back but you have to realize that it’s probably the most natural method of fat loss.
As humans evolved over thousands and thousands of years food wasn’t always so readily available as it is today.
And this meant that there were some days when we just didn’t have food to eat.
So your body would use its fat reserves as fuel until it could find its next meal. Talk about old school fat burning.
Even this study found intermittent fasting, or alternate day fasting, to be more effective at weight loss than traditional dieting.
The secret with intermittent fasting for our purposes is to strategically use it to skyrocket our metabolism so we maximize fat loss while keeping our lean muscle.
And here’s how you do intermittent fasting for weight loss
First you’ll need to pick up some Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) which will prevent the breakdown and catabolism of muscle (muscle loss).
BCAA’s are essentially the building blocks of protein and I like to think of them as the “best parts” of protein.
The day prior to fasting your going to have a cheat day which entitles you to eating just about anything you want until 8pm at night. I don’t like to make any rules on cheat day but once the clock strikes 8pm you’re immediately on fasting mode.
For the next 24 hours you’re going to put yourself into intermittent fasting mode.
This means you’re going to go to sleep and when you wake up the next morning you can only drink water, black coffee or steeped green tea.
The reason we have a cheat day prior to the fasting day is simply because the massive influx of calories will elevate the leptin hormone in your body essentially telling it to start burning fat immediately.
You’re also going to take in your BCAA’s too on your fasting day.
To calculate how much you should be using take your body weight in pounds and multiple it by 0.3. Then divide this number by 6 and that’s how much you should take throughout the day in 6 separate “feedings.”
So I weigh around 200 lbs. that means I would take in 10g of BCAA’s over 6 doses throughout the day.
And once 8pm hits the next day you’re allowed to have a meal that is very low in carbohydrates. I usually eat some BBQ chicken with guacamole.
Like I said earlier intermittent fasting isn’t for the weak at heart but if you’re up for it get ready to experience some extreme fat loss results.
Can you workout while on a intermittent fasting for weight loss plan?
First let’s dig into what kind of workouts that will maximally enhance the fat loss process on your fasting day.
Because of your massive decrease in caloric intake it’s probably going to leave you without much energy, but if you’re willing to take things to the next level then these workouts will do the trick.
In the morning A.M. I would recommend a metabolic resistance training workout such as the Spartan Ab Workout and then if possible you should try to get in another High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout later in the P.M.
These workouts are unquestionable tough but I can promise you they will effectively enhance your fat loss in addition to the fasting day.
I personally only prefer to do a fasting day once per week combined with carb cycling throughout the rest of the week. For my goals I don’t think it’s necessary to fast more than once a week but if you have some serious fat to lose than adding in additional fasting days can work too.
But I would max out with 3 fasting days per week and make sure you have a break day in between so you can consume some actual food.
I also recommend picking up some high quality Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) for your fasting day because they will prevent the breakdown of your muscle during your fast. As we all know muscle is going to be important not only for toning the body but also to keep our metabolisms high.
Another Way To Use Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss
I’m also a big of the 16/8 ratio for fat loss.
So for this method of intermittent fasting you would fast for 16 hours then go through an 8 hour feeding window.
I typically prefer to eat my last meal at 8pm then go directly into the fasting period. Then at noon the next day I’m allowed to eat again.
I try to time my workouts right before noon to maximize the feeding window so I can eat a slightly heavier carbohydrate meal.
Eat a larger carbohydrate meal after a workout will put some of those carbs into your muscle to enhance recovery and muscle building.
I’ve also found some people are better off using this method of intermittent fasting because it’s more sustainable than 24 hours fasts.
This study found the 16/8 method of intermittent fasting to be effective for fat loss while maintaining muscle.
But to be 100% honest nothing works as effectively as the fasting method below…
Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss Guide
If you’re ready to take your fat loss to another level then I’d go with the EAT STOP EAT program by Brad Pilon and Adam Steer.
I’ve gone through it multiple times and every single time I drop more and more fat.
They’ve really fine tuned the intermittent fasting process so you can fully optimize its fat burning potential.
There are wrong ways and right ways to go about using intermittent fasting for weight loss so it’s a good idea to make sure you have an expert to show you how to do it properly step-by-step.
I’ve never really seen people make such progress with losing weight in such a short amount of time as they do with intermittent fasting.
Let me know if there’s anything else I can help you out on intermittent fasting for weight loss by leaving a comment below.