Is breakfast really that important?
If you ask Tony The Tiger the answer is YES!
Intermittent Fasting gets a bad rep. In the FASTer Way To Fat Loss program this is 1 of 3 main components of the program. Intermittent Fasting is a feeding cycle. I currently eat all of my food in an 8 hr window and let the body rest for 16 hours of ea 24 hour period. I currently break my fast at noon each day and eat all of my calories between 12-8. During the AM I drink coffee and BCAA's and find this to be sufficient. It took about a week for my body to realize this was my new eating cycle.
What is Intermittent Fasting and Why Would You Do It?
Intermittent fasting is not a diet, it's a pattern of eating. It's a way of scheduling your meals so that you get the most out of them. Intermittent fasting doesn’t change what you eat, it changes when you eat
To understand how intermittent fasting leads to fat loss we first need to understand the difference between the fed state and the fasted state.
Your body is in the fed state when it is digesting and absorbing food. Typically, the fed state starts when you begin eating and lasts for three to five hours as your body digests and absorbs the food you just ate. When you are in the fed state, it's very hard for your body to burn fat because your insulin levels are high.
After that timespan, your body goes into what is known as the post–absorptive state, which is just a fancy way of saying that your body isn’t processing a meal. The post–absorptive state lasts until 8 to 12 hours after your last meal, which is when you enter the fasted state. It is much easier for you body to burn fat in the fasted state because your insulin levels are low.
When you're in the fasted state your body can burn fat that has been inaccessible during the fed state.
Because we don't enter the fasted state until 12 hours after our last meal, it's rare that our bodies are in this fat burning state. This is one of the reasons why many people who start intermittent fasting will lose fat without changing what they eat, how much they eat, or how often they exercise. Fasting puts your body in a fat burning state that you rarely make it to during a normal eating schedule.
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