Recent hypes and you-tubers swear by Intermittent Fasting, but it’s nothing new, it’s over 2500 years old.
There is no period in history when humans would not have used starvation for recovery and health. Written sources of all civilisations regardless of religion or territory mention fasting. This suggests that this method has shown its effectiveness for ages and ages.
Used by Shamans, philosophers and priests
In ancient Egypt, India and Greece intermittent “starvation” was used as a treatment and also served preventive purposes. To strengthen the body, it responded by re-energizing through the release of more nor-epinephrine which caused more energy, alertness and focus…
Great contribution to health science
The concept of fasting for health continued to wander in the Middle Ages – the period of darkness and ignorance. And over the past century, scientists all around the world have studied the effects of fasting, mainly on animals and recently on humans, making a great contribution to health science.
With the rise of the internet and information availability the Fasting movement started expanding and the benefits were re-marketed, re-factored and tweaked into different usable protocols.
Popular Intermittent Fasting Protocols
- 24-Hour Fast (aka Eat-Stop-Eat)
- 16/8 Fasting (aka LeanGains)
Making your hormones your bitch
Of all IF protocols, 16/8 is the most advanced, intention and execution wise. While most IF is effective because it prevents you from ingesting foods, the Lean Gains method is about making your hormones your bitch. Which is truly awesome.
intermittent fasting is not a diet, it’s a way of eating, a marvelous lifestyle that will allow you to reach your fitness goals in an extremly efficient and humane manner, and hold onto your great physique once you achieve it.