Today I’m going to show you a cost effective way to bulletproof your diet and get great results.
I’m a big believer in that your diet regimen should compliment your lifestyle.
In other words, it should fit into your current lifestyle, not the other way around. If you’re having to bend backwards to make your diet work, we need to address that.
Now, before you complain that you don’t have the time to go on a diet (P.S. I don’t believe you), just hear me out..
This method I’m about to share with you is so simple to apply, and extremely effective.
What is Intermittent Fasting (IF)?
There is no right or wrong diet. Just the one that’s most optimal for you. This requires some trial and error, until you find the eating plan that works for you and supports a healthy lifestyle.
Intermittent fasting is a style of eating that dates back to a more “primal” way of eating. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. And if you haven’t, you’ve actually been doing it your whole life.. Just on a smaller scale. When you sleep, you’re technically fasting the whole night.
There are many ways to apply this technique, but the premise is the same.
Longer windows of fasting (calorie restriction) combined with shorter windows of eating.
See, we as humans are either in a fed or fasted state. Back in the good ole’ days, we would have short periods of eating followed by longer periods of fasting, because we had to go out and hunt for our food.
When we were fasted, we were generally more alert, because we are trying not to starve to death! When we were fed, that was a time to relax and store energy. Then the cycle repeats.
But, those days are long gone, and food has now become a commodity. Everywhere you turn, there is a restaurant or place to get your grub on.
(Now, this doesn’t hold true for every person. But, if you’re reading this, then chances are you don’t have to worry where your next meal is coming from.)
Why Intermittent Fasting (IF)?
I love IF because it’s cost effective (literally, just don’t eat for a certain period of time), and you can actually save more money by spending less on buying food.
Also, instead of having to monitor and track every single macro-nutrient you eat during the day, this creates room for you to eat more, so you don’t have to go crazy measuring your food.
Especially for business professionals who don’t want to think about their diet as they go about their day.
As a matter of fact, IF works extremely well for business professionals.
Intermittent Fasting promotes many health benefits, such as:
- Reduced triglycerides and LDL cholesterol
- Reduced markers of inflammation and oxidative stress
- Increased fat burning
- Increased Growth Hormone
- Lowering blood sugar levels and therefore, increasing insulin sensitivity
- Appetite control
- The ability to get you into a calorie deficit easily
There are really many tremendous benefits to IF, and it shouldn’t come as a shock considering our bodies are hardwired for this sort of dieting style, and have essentially been doing it throughout history.
How to use Intermittent Fasting (IF)?
Here are two options:
Option A – Upon waking, have a full glass of cold water and push your first meal back about 5-6 hours, while consistently drinking water and staying hydrated throughout the day. Start with doing this twice a week. Then, slowly build yourself up to doing this 4-7x a week.
You may feel a bit exhausted, “like crap”, and hungry. The hunger is caused because of a hormone called, Ghrelin that is usually released at the same times of the day you normally eat. But, now you are re-training your body to accept food at a later time during the day, and it will get easier over time. As far as feeling exhausted, give it about a week or two until your body adapts. You will then find that you are completely focused and have tons of energy!
Option B – Pick anytime during the day to have your last meal. Then drink nothing but water until the next day, same time. Example: Monday at 8pm you have your last meal, until Tuesday 8pm. Pick one day a week at first. Then, slowly build yourself up to doing this no more than twice a week, and non-consecutive days.
The beauty of this is that, for example, say you have important lunch or dinner plans. You can go without having to feel guilty because you will be fasting (offsetting the calories you ate) until the next day, same time. This allows for flexibility and peace of mind. Not having to cancel plans, or feel guilty for indulging is the end goal here.
Bringing it all together
These days it’s not enough to just have a great job. It’s not enough to just have fancy clothes, and it’s not enough to just have impressive abs. All of these compliment each other, and very few are able to pull it all off. To have the whole 9 yards. To be the complete package. And for the few who do pull it off?
The world becomes your playground.
I want to help you get there. I want to help you be your best.