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I know a lot of people (including myself!) have questions about intermittent fasting and how that works to help people lose weight and get healthier.
I thought I would compile some of those questions here with some help from Joel Marion, author of Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight (which is available for purchase now).
Why Would You Want to Use Intermittent Fasting?
Marion says there are lots of potential benefits to intermittent fasting as a diet plan, including:
- getting healthier
- having more energy
- helping to lose weight
- rebalancing fat burning hormones
- boosting metabolism
- balancing blood sugar
- helping to induce deep sleep
How Does it Do All That?
Researchers have found that eating a large dinner causes fewer huger cravings and more satisfaction with meals.
A study published in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases in 2013 found that those who ate a large meal late in the day lost 11 percent more body weight and 10.5 percent more body fat compared to people who ate smaller evening meals.
Marion says his plan helps control hunger hormones and balance the moodiness and other side effects often found with harsher diets.
Research has shown intermittent fasting not only reduces calorie intake and increases weight loss, it can also improve metabolic health including lowering cholesterol and decreasing risk of diabetes.
Won’t You Be Hungry in the Morning?
I have never been a big breakfast eater so I don’t buy into the idea that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact it’s better to just have a big glass of lemon water (or mint citrus water, or cinnamon and apple cider vinegar) to help support weight loss, digestive health, physical performance and cognitive function.
Black coffee and green tea are also allowed in the morning on this diet, and in the beginning phase of the diet a small breakfast is allowed.
How Does the Diet Work?
Marion calls for a 14-day acceleration phase that helps to see rapid results in weight loss and helps get people used to eating less throughout the day.
Phase two is the main phase in which you forego breakfast but do eat healthy lunches and big dinners. This is the long term weight loss portion of the diet.
Once you’ve gotten where you want to be in terms of health you can switch to the more relaxed Lifestyle phase, which is your long-term maintenance portion.
If you want to learn more about the diet you can check out the book here.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of “Always Eat After 7 PM.”