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Episode 004 - Does Intermittent Fasting Live Up to the Hype?

Updated: Mar 17, 2023

Intermittent fasting. What the heck is it? Is it a diet? Why are so many people talking about it? Is it healthy? And does it actually work??

Well… it’s complicated. Let’s start with the basics.

Intermittent fasting shouldn’t be thought of as a diet, per se. It isn’t about WHAT you eat, so much as it is about WHEN you eat. When you engage in intermittent fasting, you space out your meal times to create long periods of fasting. These “fasting windows” can vary in length, but are generally around 14-16 hours long (don’t worry, sleep is included!). These fasting periods can help shift the body into burning fat for fuel, rather than burning sugars.

While it may be popular, intermittent fasting isn’t for everyone. While some people have great experiences with it, others struggle. It can be a great tool, but you may need to experiment to find a way to make it work for you. In this episode, I dive into who intermittent fasting is and isn’t for, how to choose your fasting windows, and how to get your best results!

Let’s get started! Hit play to learn:

  • How the body metabolizes calories and how intermittent fasting can help the body in the physiology of metabolic support

  • The different types of intermittent fasting and how to ease yourself into it

  • How to keep your nutrition balanced throughout the day to avoid headaches and feeling hangry


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