Fasting can seem scary at first, but that’s only because it’s one of the most misunderstood disciplines when it comes to reaching your fitness goals. When you understand how to fast and what it can do for you, it can become one of the most powerful weekly investments you make for your focus, fat loss, and fitness goals.
Benefits of Fasting #1 – Focus
As Americans, we spend a ton of time thinking about food. We finish breakfast, sit down at our desks, and 5 minutes later, we catch ourselves daydreaming about that turkey club on rye we’re going to devour at lunch. It’s a productivity-killer.
The great thing about fasting, however, is that it’s a binary choice. Eat or don’t eat—there is no middle. You take a plethora of daily choices off the table when you fast which frees you to focus on sh*t you need to get done.
Think about it—no protein-powder scooping, no wondering how many carbs you ate today, no measuring calories. I eat or I don’t eat. Easy.
Benefits of Fasting #2 – Fat Loss
When you fast once per week, you decrease 15% of your total calories for the week. That means you’re operating out of a caloric deficit which is one of the main drivers of fat loss.
It’s like nutritional insurance. No one likes paying for insurance at the time until you get side-swiped by a gnarly teenage driver. Then, those investments really pay off, right?
If you make fasting a weekly investment, it pays for an extra beer on the weekend or those pancakes you’ve been waiting for.
Benefits of Fasting #3 – Fitness Goals
If you’re trying to conquer new heights with your fitness goals, fasting is an easy way to supercharge the process because it’s an easy practice to add to your current fitness routine.
Fasting can also take your fitness to the next level because it requires discipline. Fasting isn’t easy. It requires self-control and a mind-over-body mentality. But when you train your body to do hard things, that’s when you start seeing major results!
Here’s what you shouldn’t do when you fast.
Anything longer than a three-day fast is detrimental to your health. Your body will start breaking down muscle tissue to feed itself. (Tasty Amino Acids is its favorite breakfast cereal.)
That’s why I’m breaking down the best method of fasting in this week’s podcast. You’ll learn all the in-depth details on fasting including:
- The best type of fast to add to your weekly routine in order to supercharge your fitness goals
- The ins-and-outs of intermittent fasting and why it’s NOT the best choice for females
- What to do and what to avoid while you’re fasting
Ready to start using fasting as a fitness force multiplier in your life? Listen to this week’s podcast.
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