The fasting weight lost on a proper fasting diet is the icing on the cake of the most pleasurable and affective diet on the planet.
Please understand that I am not talking about long-term fasting. Long-term fasting is neither pleasurable nor affective. Long-term fasting will slow your metabolism and have you gaining your weight back (usually more than you started with) when you’re done. It is not sustainable, nor is it a healthy way to approach weight loss.
However, intermittent, short-term fasting is another story.
Intermittent Fasting – The Only Way To Go!
The fasting weight lost, when done properly, cannot be beat over the long term with proper intermittent fasting. Here’s why:
The real secret to losing weight is simple: burn more calories than you eat and you will lose weight…no matter what you eat! That’s why intermittent fasting works so well.
That’s really simple, isn’t it? The reason most diets don’t work is that they are too complicated. They are hard to follow and hard to stick with. They limit what you can eat and they just are not enjoyable.
Intermittent fasting is different!
With intermittent fasting your fasting days cause a huge calorie deficit, allowing you to enjoy what you like on your eating days and still lose weight. You will always lose weight as long as you burn more calories than you take in. And that’s easy to do with this type of diet.
You can eat fried chicken, cake, pie or whatever you want…and the principle still works.
As a matter of fact, I know of a person who ate nothing but cherry pie and hard-boiled eggs for 30 days and lost a bunch of weight. That’s not a good idea for health reasons, but he did lose weight. Why?
He still burnt more calories than he ate. Intermittent fasting is the key. Yes you can lose weight while eating what you like.
I titled this article “Fasting Weight Lost! What’s The Secret?” Okay, the secret is that with intermittent fasting you create a calorie deficit that allows you to eat what you love on your “eating days” and still lose weight. Of course, you can’t get carried away and have six donuts for breakfast and a couple of Big Macs for lunch. If you eat reasonably, you will lose weight.
Couple intermittent fasting with exercise and you have the perfect weight loss program. These intermittent short-term fasts will not slow down your metabolism and sap you of energy.