Eat, Fast, and Live Longer

As you probably know, I recently sold the gym I started a few years ago.

One of my main goals for the gym was to help our members lose fat, have more energy, and become healthier. I setup specific programs combining exercise and nutrition for new members. We would also schedule weekly assessments measuring their weight, body fat %, and inches.

These weekly assessments were very powerful for two reasons:

1. The assessment provided accountability to our new members. They knew they had a weekly assessment and this helped most of them follow the program I created for them.

2. The assessments helped me see what worked and what didn’t work when it came to exercise and nutrition. If someone wasn’t making progress toward their goals, I could change their program and see if the change improved their results. I could recommend an additional workout or two each week. Or I could manipulate their nutrition plan adjusting protein, carbs, and fats.

These assessments were like mini experiments and they were very educational for me. I used these findings to improve our program with each passing month and helped several hundred members lose a significant amount of body fat!

One of the strategies I wanted to experiment with, but never incorporated into our program was intermittent fasting. I am fascinated by intermittent fasting and think it may be help shed unwanted fat and improve our health at the same time. If you have similar goals, I suggest watching this video:

 


~ Michael Mosley’s ‘Eat, Fast and Live Longer’ Complete Documentary {58:50}
from Optimal Person on Vimeo.

Grab your iPad or Tablet and jump on your treadmill for a walk. Watch this documentary that aired back 2012 on the BBC.

In the documentary, Michael Mosley discovers the powerful new science behind the ancient idea of fasting. His results are extremely impressive as you’ll see. He lost a significant amount of weight and reduced his risk for of several life threatening illnesses.

One of the most impressive ideas of fasting is it doesn’t require any expensive supplements, or fancy equipment. There is nothing for you to buy. You can experiment with fasting on your own and see how it works for you.

Mosley was so impressed with his results after this documentary that he wrote a book titled, “The FastDiet.” In the book, he details what he learned and the specific 5:2 intermittent fasting plan he continues to follow. If this idea interests, you request the book from your library. It’s an easy read and may help you get started. You can also check out the FastDiet website at this link.

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