Intermittent Fasting is a big topic in the fitness industry. Rightly so, as it's such…
I’m getting a lot more Twitter followers and also SEO traffic these days, which means I need to address how to start Intermittent Fasting for weight loss for these new guys, by performing the correct steps, in order.
This means mastering the Intermittent Fasting schedule, the best Intermittent Fasting meals for you etc.
It’s important that you get these steps right, because otherwise, people make themselves unnecessarily hungry, light-headed, and this makes them FAR more inconsistent, and FAR more likely to not stick to it long-term.
Intermittent Fasting is a lifestyle, not a magic trick. There’s a great article here that expands upon that point and will help you to get started on your journey.
You’ve got to make sure you build the foundations correctly. Here’s how you can do just that:
Step 1) Learn The Basics
Simply read a little about the basic philosophy around Intermittent Fasting, popular ways of making fat loss easier for you long-term, and how exactly to execute your Intermittent Fasting plan in terms of timing, coffee, etc.
If you want to know how to start IF, then identifying the best ‘model’ for you is a great place to start.
Step 2) Replace Your Current Breakfast With Black Coffee
Because you’re wasting calories when you don’t need to consume them, and these calories are robbing you of large, satiating meals later in the day. And yes, this matters a lot. Constantly grazing on small meals throughout the day is NOT a path to being satisfied in a calorie deficit. Rather fasting, then feasting, certainly is.
You’re also wasting a lot of energy digesting these calories, when you should be working hard on your missing, making money, and moving forward in life.
In addition to this, you’ve also got the time element. Eating all the damn time costs…TIME. One of the biggest benefits of OMAD (hundreds of guys on Twitter will back me up), is the time-saver – you don’t need to worry about food until you get back home from work.
Black coffee will get your day off to a powerful start, rather than a sluggish one.
Step 3) Push Your First Meal Back By 2 Hours
This is the first big step towards narrowing your eating window. Narrowing your eating window will allow you to be fuller on less calories, which means:
More fat loss over the long-term.
Plus, it also means lower insulin, lower inflammation, and a whole host of health benefits. You’ll look better, feel better and perform better in every area of life.
So push that first meal back two hours later than you would normally consume it, and yes this is after your 1-2 cups of black coffee.
Then make sure this meal is either eggs, meat, or whey. You DO NOT want to break your fast with carbs or sugar – that’s a guaranteed path to a carb coma, shitty performance at work, and ultimately, obesity over the long-term.
Step 4) Push Your First Meal Back By Another 2 Hours
So step three was your first major move towards a narrower eating window, and this is for your first TWO WEEKS.
Then for the next two weeks, push your first meal of eggs/meat/whey back by ANOTHER two hours.
And voila, you’re now officially following the 16:8 Intermittent Fasting model. You’re not necessarily going to be a chiselled, shredded 8% body fat with a narrow waistline and perfect v-taper. But this could well be the future you, as you’ve set yourself up for massive long-term progress.
The beauty of this system is that you go as far as YOU want to go, WITHOUT rebouding, as it’s sustainable and works with your lifestyle, rather than against it (like just about every ‘diet’ out there). When there’s too many rules and restrictions, it doesn’t work well with other areas of your life – social, family, women etc.
With Intermittent Fasting, there is no conflict.
I’ve shown you how to start Intermittent Fasting, with the least difficulty, and the maximum odds of smooth success.
But how should you continue? How can you ensure that you get leaner over time, and ‘lock-in’ those lower body fat %’s, like 15%, 10%, or even 8%? Here’s how:
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