The Lowdown on Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is back in the public consciousness Largely because of the recent Joe Rogan podcast featuring Georges St Pierre (I haven’t lestened to this, but here’s the link: http://podcasts.joerogan.net/podcasts/jre-mma-show-28-with-georges-st-pierre)

If you don’t know about GSP, he’s probably the greatest athlete the UFC has ever seen.

GSP being profound


So apparently (I haven’t listened to it) Joe & GSP mentioned the value of IF

Which means my clients ask me about IF

To which I tell them that I’m a big fan.

Now, I’m not a nutrition guy, but for the most part, you don’t need to be. Food is simple.

You have:

  1. Meat

  2. Vegetables

  3. Fruit

  4. Nuts

  5. Bacon

  6. And everything else

You can categorise them into:

  1. Protein

  2. Fats

  3. Carbs

You don’t have to. But it’s a good idea to have a handle on which category which food falls into.

It’s not complicated. Eat your meat and veg. Snack on fruit and nuts. Stick to foods of one ingredient, unless you’ve mixed the ingredients yourself.

Not rocket science.

The cakes, the pizza, the “food like edible products” can wait till the weekend. Look at any successful diet protocol anywhere, and this is the foundation of them all.

Now that thats sorted.

Intermittent fasting. Why?

Reason number 1: Convenience.

This why I personally love IF. My day does not revolve around food. I don’t worry about missing a meal Meal timing doesn’t phase me. So when I’m flat out busy, I’m all good. And when the day calms down, I can sit and enjoy eating without hurry.