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Somehow I still keep seeing Intermittent Fasting Myths everywhere all over Twitter, including coming from my own damn followers. It’s annoying. So today, I’m going to put them all to bed.
Firstly, read the FAQ page so you can get some background reading.
Secondly, get up to speed on the myths below, so you can maximise your fat loss and your health once and for all.
The first one’s a big one, and it’s a dumb one.
1)Eating Lots Of Meals = Faster Metabolism
If this was the case, then just about every person in the UK and the US would be ripped. But they’re NOT. The more you eat, the fatter you get. I know it sounds too simple to be true, but it’s the truth.
Does Intermittent Fasting slow your metabolism?
The things that cause a slow metabolism are a rapid reduction in calorie intake, and insufficient strength training. Make sure you don’t fall into these traps, and you’ll be absolutely fine.
2) Intermittent Fasting Makes You Fat
And eating 24/7 makes you skinny? Riiiight.
Eating that extra 700 calories of high sugar cereal every morning gets you to 8% body fat? Suuuuure.
What makes you fat are things like:
- A sugar addiction
- A lack of self-control
- Insistence upon keeping junk food in your cupboards
- Being lazy in the gym
Those are your areas to focus on. Not the fact that you’ve gone without your precious breakfast (oh, the suffering!)
Get your Intermittent Fasting schedule on point. Get the junk food out of your house. Your life will start improving, FAST.
3) Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day ™
This is one of the most annoying fasting myths out there. It was started by the cereal industry. It’s constantly perpetuated by the ‘Circadium Guys’ and societal members who simply don’t know any better.
Circadium Guys tell you to eat when the sun comes up, and then to stop eating when the sun goes down. But does that sound any different to what humans are already doing? Are we nocturnal, consuming all our calories when the sun goes down?
I really don’t think so.
Eating all day is a problem, not a piece of useful fat loss advice. It’s not a successful strategy – just look at what the average obese person does. They’re already doing this shit, and they’re paying the f***ing price for it.
Get your Intermittent Fasting schedule on point. Restrict your eating window. And you’ll soon unfatten yourself.
4) Fasting Is Dangerous!
It’s only dangerous if you fast for several days, eat absolutely nothing, and don’t supplement with anything. Which is why I’m not a fan of water fasting, and I recommend electrolytes along with a ton of other supplements if you’re going to do a 72 hour fast.
But normal 16:8 or OMAD?
It’s not remotely dangerous.
If you feel a bit light-headed in the mornings, realise that it’s low blood sugar relative to what you’re used to (especially when you’re getting started with your fasting diet for the first time). Have some salted water, and you’ll be absolutely fine. And make sure you’re NOT consuming ANY sugar later in the day.
Intermittent Fasting myths are annoying, because I know damn well they’re full of shit. I’m the leanest and healthiest I’ve ever been from these Intermittent Fasting meal plans (9% body fat, 800+ testosterone etc.) and I have dozens of clients who are doing the same in their 40’s, 50’s and beyond.
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