Since publishing my best selling book, The Maker’s Diet, I have been overwhelmed with questions from readers about how they can lose weight and what exactly an intermittent fasting diet is.
The questions came from all over the world, and since the diet is a bit unorthodox, I decided to answer them in this blog post. So, here you go – my definitive guide to intermittent fasting.
What Is An Intermittent Fasting Diet?
An intermittent fasting diet, or IFF for short, is a diet whereby you eat when you feel hungry and fast when you feel full. You don’t eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner every day – instead, you take ‘bite sized’ or ‘mini meal’ breaks throughout the day. The aim is to reduce your eating habits and add more of a ‘pacing’ element to your day. When you feel hungry, you eat; when you feel full, you abstain. The idea behind an intermittent fasting diet is that by removing some of the regular meals and snacks, you will reduce your overall calorie intake, burn more calories, and ultimately lose weight.
Why Do You Need To Lose Weight?
If you’re asking this question, then you’re either already doing sports or know someone who is, and you’re looking for ways to support them. Or, perhaps you’re a parent who’s worried about their child’s weight and want to do whatever you can to ensure they stay fit and healthy. In any case, you’re not alone. We’re all aware of the health benefits of being a healthy weight, and we want to do whatever we can to stay there. So let’s examine the reasons why you might want to lose weight.
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Reduce Your Cholesterol Levels
- Improve Your Mood And Decrease Your Risk Of Depression
- Lose That Unwanted Pregnancy Hormone (Hcg)
Lower Blood Pressure
If you’re reading this, then you’re either already suffering from high blood pressure or know someone who is. This disease, which affects over 80 million people worldwide, is caused by poor blood circulation. The most common symptom is high blood pressure, which results in damage to the heart and brain. If you’re reading this, then you likely already know how dangerous and prevalent this disease can be. If you’re interested in learning more, then visit the WebMD website for an overview of the causes, symptoms, and treatments for high blood pressure. Fortunately, there are many great ways to manage this condition, and you don’t need to lose a pound to achieve good results. There are various types of medications and supplements that can be used to control this disease, as well as diet changes and exercise routines. If you’re looking for a way to lower your blood pressure without needing medication, then consider an intermittent fasting diet. One of the major benefits of an intermittent fasting diet is that it forces you to regulate your blood sugar, resulting in lower blood pressure.
Reduce Your Cholesterol Levels
Did you know that cholesterol is one of the major causes of heart disease? The good news is that there are ways to reduce your cholesterol naturally, without needing to change your entire diet. The best news is that following an intermittent fasting diet can help with this. In addition to lowering your cholesterol, which also helps protect you from heart disease, following an intermittent fasting diet can also reduce your blood sugar and insulin levels. This results in better overall health, and it also helps with weight loss.
Improve Your Mood And Decrease Your Risk Of Depression
Mood disorders are a huge problem in developed countries, and it’s only getting worse. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression or anxiety, then you know how important it is to find the root of the problem. There are many different contributing factors to these disorders, and while some people may ascribe magical properties to certain foods or beverages, the truth is we don’t know what causes depression and anxiety. There are many theories, though, and while science may not have found the ‘magic pill’ to cure depression and anxiety, it’s certainly possible to manage these problems with the help of doctors, therapy, and medication if necessary. If you’re looking to improve your mood and decrease your risk of depression, then consider an intermittent fasting diet. Just remember, it’s not easy to do, and it takes time to observe any positive changes.
Lose That Unwanted Pregnancy Hormone (Hcg)
Did you know that women who eat a lot of fish while they’re pregnant are less likely to have children with hyperactive behavior? This is because the hormone hcg, which is produced in the fetus, has the same effect as amphetamine and cocaine on the brain. The good news is that it’s quite easy to monitor your hcg levels, and if you do decide to reduce them, then there are various ways to do it. One of the best, and certainly the most convenient, is via an IV injection. This is a safe and effective way to reduce your hcg levels, and while it’s not pleasant to think about, it’s preferable to having a child with attention deficit disorder or autism. It also helps that there are various clinics and specialists who can administer these injections. If you’re interested in learning more, then visit the WebMD website for more information.
There you have it – the top three reasons why you might want to lose weight. It’s no secret that we’re surrounded by pressure to lose weight, and it’s easy to see why. The global obesity rate has risen significantly in the past two decades, and it now affects over 300 million people worldwide. In 2019, over 42 million American adults were either obese or overweight. The situation is the same in the UK. In 2019, almost one in five people in England were obese, with over 11 million obese adults. In France, one in four adults are obese, and in Germany, it’s one in three adults.
This is a terrifying statistic, but it doesn’t have to be, because, as we’ve established, there are many ways to lose weight without needing to undergo drastic changes to your diet or exercise routine. We live in a world full of temptations, where junk food is readily available and it’s easy to bypass the gym, so it’s important that we have other options. If you’re interested in trying an intermittent fasting diet, then do so with caution, as it’s not suited for everyone.
An intermittent fasting diet can be beneficial in certain situations, such as if you’re trying to reduce your cholesterol or blood pressure levels, or if you’re a pregnant woman with high hcg levels. If you’re interested in trying this diet, then do so in consultation with your doctor. Remember, not everyone can or will benefit from this type of dietary plan. Also, make sure you’re not going to be under any medical supervision. If you’re interested in giving it a go, then be sure to get a good enough supply of food, especially during the fasted hours. You should also try to make the longest fasts during the week and break the fast every Saturday. This will help reduce any nutritional deficiencies you may be experiencing. Intermittent fasting isn’t for the faint-hearted, as it takes a lot of self-discipline to observe any meaningful results.