First and foremost, the featured picture here was me circa August of 2016. This was a long time ago and I was at the end of my “pre-bulk cut” so to speak.
I do not follow traditional cut and bulk cycles, but I definitely wanted to make sure I “cut” before I began any serious weight training. You can learn about my reasoning behind this in more detail here.
It’s not like it’s a new concept or a new “idea” since it’s literally been around for millennia – think of our ancestors chasing down animals to eat. They ate when they could. Sometimes not until late that evening.
Intermittent Fasting is NOT A Magic Weight Loss Pill!
For me, I have realised quite a few benefits of daily intermittent fasting. The most profound benefit is that I simply do not eat as much food as I normally would.
Don’t misconstrue the information, however – intermittent fasting is NOT a magic-bullet, cure-all weight loss idea or principle. It can be used to make your efforts towards weight loss more enjoyable in that you can generally eat more and enjoy your life more. That’s what Physique Authority is all about.
A little history behind myself and intermittent fasting, and what it’s done for me.
I would wake up in the morning and eat two granola bars and a banana, easily adding 200-300 calories for the day and this was before 7am!
Then, I would get to work and on break grab a breakfast sandwich at the coffee shop with egg, sausage or bacon on a biscuit and easily add another 500 calories. By this point I’d be up to almost 900 calories all before lunch!
When it comes time for dinner, having consumed various amounts of calories for the day naturally I didn’t leave myself many left over.
The only problem with that was that I would be absolutely starving throughout the day and just couldn’t help myself at dinnertime. It was just inevitable that I would eat more calories than I really needed.
My Personal Experience with Intermittent Fasting
Before I discovered intermittent fasting I was overweight, I could not see my abs, I was weak and I was emotionally attached to food.
I was in a very rough spot in my life and I had been making decisions that were not leading me to happiness – and food just happened to be around to numb my pain and give me a sense of relief for my depression.
But you know what? Comfort and security were the two things that were always holding my life back from achieving what it was meant to achieve! Food just provided me with the comfort and security, so I thought.
Don’t get me wrong, you need food to survive obviously but for me, when it became an obsession, I was doomed. Food WAS my life.
After a while of being overly depressed about my life and my body’s condition, I slowly started looking for ways to improve the situation and by some crazy coincidence I stumbled upon a website and YouTube channel by a guy named Greg and Greg revolutionsed my life.
He first introduced me to intermittent fasting back in January of 2016. He said I could eat anything I want if I just skipped breakfast.
Yeah right. So I thought.
But Greg was on to something. Greg’s whole approach was to basically get you out of your comfort zone and get into doing something that initially makes you uncomfortable but that has the potential to help you realise immense success.
It was right then and there that I decided to do intermittent fasting. I didn’t even need to try it first – I simply just began doing it, every single day.
How has Intermittent Fasting Helped ME?
The whole principle behind fasting is to eat later in the day and not eat breakfast. However, you’re still going to eat all of your required micro and macro nutrients throughout the day – you’re not going to starve yourself.
In fact, there are several studies that focus on all of the positive health benefits of intermittent fasting, one of which you can view here.
I won’t go into detail about this now but you can always feel free to review that article among many more easily found online at NCBI.
Now, let’s just ignore the above health benefits for a moment and focus on the practicality of IF.
You don’t cook as much, you can eat larger portions of food later in the day, you can eat food that you normally would not otherwise like ice cream and cookies (providing you are still eating a healthy and balanced diet – meaning nutritious). I actually dislike the term “healthy” – I use nutritious and rich in the nutrients your body requires.
Intermittent fasting makes it so easy to melt fat off your body like melting butter while cooking your favourite foods. You can check out my review of the Kinobody Aggressive Fat Loss Program if you want to learn more about how intermittent fasting helped me lose 27 pounds in six months (spoiler alert – it will NOT take you six months – I just didn’t know what I was doing).
Once I began to implement fasting into my daily routine it helped me tremendously by letting me let go of my eating addiction and focus my energy on the task at hand whether it is driving to work, working, or any other activity that I would have otherwise had to eat before doing.
This whole thing has also helped me break out of my comfort zone and try things I never have before. I didn’t have to eat anymore first thing in the morning anymore and I actually cringe now and feel ill at the thought of scrambled eggs at 7am.
My stomach literally hurts from eating breakfast these days.
I will Never Try to Convince You to Adopt Intermittent Fasting
As you may know, this website is all about presenting you with information that you can do with what you please. I am simply here to display it to you in a way that might help you to see things from a different perspective.
Like I said – I will not try to convince you to do IF or anything else on this website. I simply like to share my experiences with certain things and perhaps spark a discussion.
However, when you choose to employ easy-to-follow and ground-breaking fitness techniques, you will skyrocket your ability to melt fat off your body effortlessly and in a entirely enjoyable and sustainable fashion.
The secret is that if you’re doing something in life – it could be anything – and you’re miserable doing it, chances of you actually sticking to this and continuing to do it while being miserable are virtually non-existent.
However, there is a distinct reason that people following the Aggressive Fat Loss Program principles by Greg O’Gallagher from Kinobody are consistently and effortlessly shredding and melting fat from their bodies while eating the foods they love!
The testimonials speak for themselves. People are learning that they can in fact live their life as they normally would while having fun, drinking alcohol, sweets, cake, candies – all while simply losing fat because we now have the right fitness information at our fingertips.
If you want to learn more about how you can shred as much fat off your body as you personally want, you are invited to check out my review of the Aggressive Fat Loss Program.
Check back frequently as it goes on sale from time to time and I want to make sure you guys are all set with the best information at the best price!
You are welcome to do as you please but leave me a comment below! What do you guys think about intermittent fasting? Have you tried it, and, if so, what has it done for you? Do you still do it or did you give up, and why?
Thank you so much for reading this post and I look forward to speaking with you guys more!
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