5 Intermittent Fasting Tricks to Burn Fat Faster
You really shouldn’t start an intermittent fasting plan……… Well…. at least not until you watch this video because today I’m giving away the top 5 ways that will allow you to burn fat faster while fasting. If you’ve already tried intermittent fasting and you did it correctly you’ve probably already noticed some great results. You probably lost some body fat, maybe lost a few pounds off the scale, and you’ve become more productive in the process…. which is all great. But I know if you could double or triple your results without spending more time in the gym or in the kitchen you would be more than happy to learn how. Am I right? ….I think I’m right.
So let’s get started with the very first trick… When you break your fast, during your feeding window you want to stick to foods that don’t spike your blood sugar and more importantly don’t spike your insulin levels. And those two things aren’t always the same. As many of you already know one of the major benefits of fasting is that it’ll allow you to lower your insulin levels. Insulin is a fat storage hormone that serves as a bridge between your cells and the nutrients coming into your body. Your body will also stop burning fat when insulin levels are elevated. When we fast we are not just looking to lower calories by not eating, even though fasting will definitely do this the main goal of fasting for fat loss is to decrease insulin levels. And there really is no better solution for doing just that, when you simply don’t eat your bodies insulin levels are naturally at their lowest.
However, what most people don’t realize is that even if you fast perfectly, once you break your fast you can spike your blood sugar and insulin levels high enough to cause your body to actually store fat rather than burn it. So if you want to burn fat at the fastest rate the goal has to be to keep your insulin levels low even after breaking your fast. We can do that by understanding some basic principles and then making a decision on what to eat during your feeding window around those key concepts. First, let’s get obvious out of the way…. sweets, processed foods, and junk food will spike your insulin levels the highest while providing the lowest amount of nutrients. So if you want to burn fat faster after breaking your fast stick only to real wholesome single ingredient foods. Most of these foods you’ll find by sticking to the outside aisles of your local grocery store or supermarket while avoiding the inner aisles.
Next, you have to know that carbohydrates have the biggest impact on your insulin levels, certain types of dairy have equally as big of an impact, other sources of protein have a moderate impact, and fat has the smallest impact. By not overindulging in carbohydrates and dairy after breaking your fast you’ll already be miles ahead of most people. Since fasting is supposed to be a flexible dieting structure, I don’t want you to restrict your carbs or dairy to nothing. In fact by doing that it’ll probably make you want to have them even more. Instead, I want you to break your fast with a large serving of vegetables in order to fill your stomach up and take the edge off your hunger. Then move on to your protein and fat sources, and then if you’re still hungry you can move on to some low glycemic carbohydrates and dairy. This will allow you to limit your insulin spikes during your feeding window without actually thinking about it and without restrictions.
Let’s move on to the second way to burn fat faster that goes hand in hand with the first tip we just went over. I’m talking about keto fasting. Keto fasting is a combination of the ketogenic diet and fasting. This will make your diet a little less flexible because you will have to adhere to a certain macronutrient split, but it’s an incredibly effective way to speed up the amount of fat loss from fasting. Here you would start by setting up a regular intermittent fasting and feeding window. A common example would be to break your fast at 1 o clock and then switch back to fasting at 9 o clock. But during that 8-hour feeding window, with this method, you’ll actually want to keep your carbohydrate consumption under only 5 to 10 percent of your total daily caloric intake. This means no grains, no starchy veggies, and only berries for your fruit. You’ll also want to keep your protein intake right around 15 to 20 percent of your daily intake because remember protein is also insulinogenic, and your fat should be around 75 percent of your total calories. With this kind of macronutrient split
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