Ever think to yourself how great it would be to diet and have the ability to eat almost anything you want? Pizza? Beer? Pasta? Ribs? Burgers? After my son was born, consistant training and diet was very hard. Working late nights and not getting as much sleep caused me to give up alot of my healthier habits. I was watching Youtube about a little something called Intermittent Fasting and wanted to learn more. I found a book called Eat Stop Eat, by Brad Pilon, and was blown away.
So I bought the book, super inexpensive, like $12, and altered my diet right away to something like this.
Meal One 10-16 oz New York Strip, Sweet Potato, Green Beans
Meal Two Chicken Breast, Baked Potato, Asparagus
Before fast 2 scoops Dymatize Cake Batter Protein (DELICIOUS!!!!) Take this before your fast starts.
How long do you fast? starting at 10-12 hour eating window, from here you can incorporate your calories into smaller windows. Say you are in the mood for some pizza, eat some pizza, and follow that with a 16 hour fast.
This style of diet helped me go from 260 to 215 in 5 months. The key to your fast is starting 3-4 hours before bed, than sleep, if you’d like you can have a BCAA drink during this period. They are 0 calorie and excellent when you are on a low calorie diet. Xtend is one of the most popular supplements on the market and tastes amazing, the creator left, Scivation and started his own company MTS. Core Nutritionals, has a solid BCAA as well. Doesn’t taste as good as the other 2, however it contains no artificial colors , with 100 servings and an amazing list of ingredients.
Talk to your doctor first and make sure a fasting diet is something you can do. If it is buy a copy of Eat Stop Eat by Brad Pilon, it’s a quick read and down to $10, all the supplements are not necessary, but if I had to recommend one I would recommend BCAA, and a good preworkout like Kill It or Nutrex Outlift, my current preworkout of choice, or a fat burner like Lipo 6. Give it a try for a month, what do you have to lose!?