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The 'Most Effective' Method Of Intermittent Fasting

The 'Most Effective' Method Of Intermittent Fasting

The 'Most Effective' Method Of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is changing the way people eat. But there are so many different ways to fast these days, is one method better than all the rest? Personal trainer and health coach, Max Lowery says, cutting your eating down to just 2 meals a day is the best way to tackle fasting head-on. He also believes that the popular 16:8 method isn’t as perfect as it seems.

With just one slight adjustment, he says you can make it far more effective. You can learn more about his lifestyle on Instagram.

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Following is the transcript of the video:

Max Lowery: So 16:8 is basically, you break your day up into a period of a 16-hour fast with an 8-hour eating window. And I think it’s just, you know, for me, it’s just the more natural way of eating. Obviously, most people that start doing the two meal day is because of weight loss, and yes, they are losing weight but actually, we’re constantly hearing how people have so much more energy throughout the day. They are not having, you know, this energy crashes because they aren’t so dependent on food for energy, they are using body fat. They realize that they don’t have to constantly eat to get themselves through the day.

So the reason I started the two meal day — it’s not the 16:8, is because one of the main issues that people come into with the 16:8 is that they get obsessed with the time periods. And they start counting down the hours until they can eat and they end up eating because the clock tells them to rather than their body tells them to. It’s essentially the same thing, in terms of, what’s going on, but just changing the focus to listening to your body is when it becomes a way of life because you’re understanding yourself better. 

If someone says, “Okay, how do I start tomorrow?” First of all, choose whether you’re going to find it easier to skip dinner or you’re going to find it’s easier to skip breakfast. So say you’re skipping breakfast, I would say, “Okay, what time do you normally have your breakfast?” Average person says 8 a.m. I’ll say, “Okay, rather than 8 a.m., go in to work or whatever you are doing and wait until 10 a.m. and see how you feel.” And then basically, over the course of two weeks, push until it’s a 16-hour gap. And the whole time you are listening to your body, you’re kind of, hopefully learning to understand that just because your stomach is empty, does not mean that you are hungry. 

Then the main thing is that you fundamentally need to be eating whole foods cooked from scratch. A lot of other intermittent fasting methods have been like, “Oh no, you can eat what you want but just in a small time period” or “Eat what you want for 5 days.” That doesn’t encourage changes in behavior long-term, which is obviously, fundamentally what the issue is for some people. So all I’m trying to do is just educate people and give them the tools to listen to their bodies better and that’s really what it boils down to.

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14 Comments

  1. ‏You must refer to those who have preceded you with this. These are the ethics that you must adhere to. Being a doctor and educator, and not mentioning anyone who preceded you is considered stealing. Pay close attention to that. What preceded you in this matter is the Islamic religion and the Prophet Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace, where fasting was imposed on Muslims more than 1400 years ago. Intermittent fasting, where a Muslim eats only two meals a day at the beginning and end of the day in the month of Ramadan and in the rest of the year the fasting is also intermittent two days a week

  2. Max, your method is 1400 years overdue. Muslims have been fasting and eating two meals a day during the fasting month of Ramadan.

  3. Muslims fast 30 days Ramadhan,every monday and thursday,6 days after Ramadhan ,day on Yewm Ashura ,10days befor Kurban Eid ,so basicly they have most healthy way of living if they follow this way,and aslo they prophet Mohammad say : we are a nation that eats only when it is hungry

  4. Bein poor nd lazy i cooked one meal a day ete at midday everyday that was it just water nd tea

  5. i done a 2-meal a day plan for 2 months very successfully. Then some women kept saying now or never and some other things over and over and over… and since then I'm back to 5 meals a day. So this evening I had a pizza and thought I'd skip dinner. Yeah, no. Oxymoron. That means either a can of peas with sausage or like tonight almond flakes cereal with almond milk and honey. We'll see if that's it or not… I'm not counting this meal for either yesterday or today. Technically it's not part of yesterday. Technically it's not today because I haven't went to bed yet. So it doesn't count.

  6. My success stories started with the use of Alternative treatment and body cleanser, it wasn't easy found healing from alternative herbs ..

  7. The one thing I've experienced with IF that I haven't read anybody mentioning is that I start feeling cold towards the end of my fast. I keep a sweater handy. I also have to pee a lot. But it's great overall for weight loss and appetite control. I do experience mental clarity too.

  8. Celery juice. Wild blueBerry. Leafy greens. Fruits In general have everything you need. Look up medical medium

  9. Thanks man, great info, clicked your video same way I pick doctors, are they in shape? Intermittent fasting or you can call it, not stuffing your face with food all day or skipping breakfast (or dinner) I like skipping the morning meal and exercising on an empty stomach, empty the tank completely before refueling, plus easy to keep busy in the morning and black coffee helps too. A lot of people have been doing intermittent fasting organically before it was a thing, you get used to and very comfortable with that empty stomach feeling, also get full with less food. Some old adages ring true, don’t count your calories, make your calories count 👍🏽Also sometimes when you think your body is saying ’food’ it’s really saying water

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