Working with more than 40,000 people over 27 years, I have observed the good, the bad, and the ugly of weight loss methods/fads.
And let me tell you for sure-for certain-for real–the absolute fastest way to get the weight off combines two powerful techniques: intermittent fasting and ketogenic eating.
Powerful Technique #1: Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting is simply going several hours or more without eating. IF triggers the main fat burning hormone forcing your body to use up your stored fat.
When people hear the word “fasting,” it sounds more like a hunger strike than a diet, but IF uses strategic timing to cut caloric intake and burn fat fast — simply by passing on meals we didn’t need to eat in the first place.
For example, we have been told to believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day because of an old marketing campaign by breakfast cereal companies. However, when you eat in the morning if you’re not hungry, you basically stop the fat burning process. Your body is not starving, it’s eating your fat — and that’s why we want, right?
That hormone that forces your body to burn fat is called Human Growth Hormone. HGH is the main fat-burning hormone of the body and it gets triggered with intermittent fasting.
Put intermittent fasting into action by adjusting your cycles of eating. This amazing pattern of eating will force your body to burn fat and avoid plateau. Since you’re constantly changing your pattern of eating.
My system, as prescribed, follows three simple steps:
- Three days of eating only three meals (this means no snacks)
- Three days of eating only two meals
- Three days of eating only one and a half meals (the half meal being something like a kale shake)
If you exercise hardcore, you may need to stay with the first two steps.
Rinse and repeat until you hit your goal.
All these meals should fall within a ketogenic diet. Not sure what that is? Read below.
Powerful Technique #2: Ketogenic Eating
Ketogenic eating is a moderate-protein, high-fat, no-sugar diet. It cuts out refined carbohydrates and sugars completely. That means no bread, no pasta, no rice and no potatoes. It does, however, keep the vegetable carbohydrates.
By cutting sugary foods and adding fatty foods like eggs, nuts, avocados and even cheese, you’ll increase satisfaction and limit cravings. You’ll also be able to go longer without eating. When there are no sugars left to use as fuel, your body is forced to burn its own fat for energy.
The Power Behind Combining Intermittent Fasting with Ketogenic Dieting
Most people have been stuck on the exact opposite strategy: frequent small meals and low-fat/lean protein (the opposite of a ketogenic diet). But snacking and cutting out fat keeps your insulin high and in the presence of insulin, there’s no weight loss for you!
Adding intermittent fasting to a ketogenic diet can strategically get you to your goal fast.
This is not a low-calorie starvation plan and I don’t recommend low-fat foods. You are simply switching your body into fat-burning mode and running your body on fat fuel, which is a healthy thing.