WHAT IS INTERMITTENT FASTING?
Intermittent fasting is not only one of the most popular but one of the healthiest fitness trends that can help you improve your health, boost muscle and lose weight.
Intermittent fasting is more about when you eat rather than what you eat; however, we always recommend incorporating a well-balanced diet consisting primarily of whole foods during your eating windows. There are a few different timing guides out there but we’re going to keep it simple for you and break it down in this brief guide.
HOW TO INTERMITTENT FAST
The Leangains protocol (16/8 Method) is the method in which you eat all of your meals of the day in an 8 hour window of your choosing (i.e. 11AM-7PM). We recommend substituting one of your meals during that window with a Smashin’ Greens shake to help expedite desired results while still providing your body with much needed nutrients.
You may drink water, black coffee, and unsweetened teas during your fasting period.
When you fast your body adjusts your hormone levels and makes your stored fat more accessible. Your body begins to use the fat for fuel.
Your body lowers insulin levels and increases fat burning hormones.
Growth hormones go through the roof, increasing up to 5x normal levels. This promotes fat loss and muscle gain.
Intermittent fasting has also been shown to increase metabolism.