Intermittent Fasting: The Reasons Why I do it
You've probably all heard the old saying, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day", and most of us believed that this was true. When in fact, this saying stemmed from the Kellogg brothers in 1917, and It turned out to be a marketing ploy by the cereal manufacturers ever since. We followed this myth for years, but now it's time to change things around.
Here's a video that explains the myth in greater detail: https://youtu.be/9Ffceu672c4
So you want to lose body fat? Well then I have a perfect trick for you! First thing when you wake up in the morning, pour some high calorie/sugar filled cow's milk over the top of processed sugar bites. Make sure that you also pour yourself a glass of high calorie/high sugar liquid that somehow gets labeled as "orange juice" to go along with your cereal.
Although the above plan sounds bulletproof, challenge yourself by skipping breakfast from time to time. Fill up your water bottle and your coffee or tea mug, and sip on those throughout your morning. Since you skipped an entire meal, you'll end up consuming less calories throughout the day (if you choose healthy options and control your portions).
Benefits of Intermittent Fasting according to www.hopkinsmedicine.org:
- Improves blood pressure and resting heart rate
- Increases your metabolism
- Fat loss
- Reduces tissue damage
- Increases memory
- Protects organs against diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, age-related disorders, and many cancers.
Here's what my daily schedule looks like:
8:00 pm - I'm done eating
5:00 am - 2:00 pm - I drink water and coffee
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Lunch, snacks, and dinner
I will follow this schedule 4-5 days a week, because it's important to still have a social life and to share meals with friends and family. On the weekends, I like to cook a big breakfast with my wife that consists of eggs, avocado, tomato, spinach, peppers, and bacon. I'll also go out from time to time and have dinner and drinks with friends, in which I'm consuming calories way past 8:00 pm.
Don't try to follow a "perfect diet", because you're only setting yourself up to fail. And once we fail, we get discouraged and give up. Instead, try to adapt a healthy lifestyle by staying active, exercising a few days a week, eating fewer calories, and consuming vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats.