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Oct. 19, 2022

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

In this week's post, we are discussing Intermittent Fasting as we recently had Zach Mathews on the show. He explained how he used intermittent fasting to lose weight, improve brain function, and overall health. Zach is relatable because he has a busy career and struggled with finding a solution that fit his lifestyle. The solution he found was the 16/8 method of intermittent fasting. This means that he fasts for 16 hours every day and then has an 8-hour window to eat.

Do you feel like you're doing everything right when it comes to your health, but you're still not seeing results? You're not alone. Millions of people are told to eat less and exercise more, but this advice is ineffective and can actually lead to more weight gain.

Zach Mathews was a student athlete his entire life, until he got his first job working in ticket sales for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He quickly realized that he was out of shape and tried every workout fad and diet with no luck. His sales manager told him about intermittent fasting and he did his research, trying it the next day. Three months later, he had lost 20 pounds. Mathews continued intermittent fasting and eventually realized that there was a business opportunity in it. Zach is the now the host of the "Fast and Focused" podcast and author of "Climbing Your Self-Discipline Tree: The Three Stages Essential for Accomplishing Any Goal." He is dedicated to helping people unlock the benefits of intermittent fasting to achieve their long-term goals. He has a background in sales and ticketing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has used intermittent fasting to lose 20 pounds and maintain his weight.

 
There are many benefits to intermittent fasting, including weight loss, more consistent energy levels, improved brain cognition, and reduced inflammation. However, it is important to understand that intermittent fasting is not a cure-all and that there are some downsides to it, such as the misunderstanding that it is the only thing you need to do to lose weight.

Here are the tips you should remember when experimenting with Intermittent Fasting:
1. Intermittent fasting is not a cure all, and you still need to watch your caloric intake.

2. Intermittent fasting can help with focus and memory.

3. Intermittent fasting can be negative if you're not careful.

1. Intermittent fasting is not a cure all, and you still need to watch your caloric intake.
Intermittent fasting can be a great way to jumpstart your weight loss journey. However, it is not a cure all. You will still need to be mindful of your caloric intake and make sure you are not overeating. The best way to do this is to eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day. This will help to keep your metabolism going and prevent you from overeating.

2. Intermittent fasting can help with focus and memory.
In order to reap the benefits of intermittent fasting, it is important to understand how to do it correctly. The most common method is the 16/8 method, which involves fasting for 16 hours and eating only during an 8-hour window. This can be done by skipping breakfast and only eating lunch and dinner, or by only eating between the hours of 12pm and 8pm. It is important to make sure that you are still getting enough calories and nutrients during your eating window, as well as staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Intermittent fasting can be a great way to improve focus and memory, as well as lose weight, but it is important to do it correctly in order to see the benefits.

Intermittent fasting has been shown to improve brain function by giving the brain a break from constant digestion. When the body is in a fasting state, it is able to focus more on repair and maintenance. This can lead to improved focus and memory, as well as a decrease in inflammation. Intermittent fasting can also help to protect the brain from age-related damage and diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Intermittent fasting is not for everyone, and it is important to talk to your doctor before starting any new diet or exercise plan. If you are considering intermittent fasting, make sure to do your research and understand the risks and benefits.

3. Intermittent fasting can be negative if you're not careful.
In order to complete the third step, you will need to select a fasting window that works best for you and your lifestyle. There are a few things to consider when choosing a fasting window, such as your work schedule, sleep schedule, and other commitments. Once you have selected a fasting window, you will need to stick to it for at least a few weeks in order to see results. There may be some adjustments along the way, but it is important to be consistent in order to see the benefits of intermittent fasting.

If you are not careful with your intermittent fasting, it can be negative for your health. Some of the things you need to be careful of include making sure you are still getting enough nutrients, not becoming dehydrated, and not overdoing it. If you are doing intermittent fasting for weight loss, you also need to make sure that you are not doing too much and stressing your body out. All of these things can be negative if you are not careful.


I’d love to hear about you and your experience with Intermittent Fasting. Leave me a comment or drop any questions you want me to answer!