“Is fasting good to help me lose weight?”
A question I had the other day.
It’s pretty trendy right now…
And although seeing the media hype it up like it’s some big secret makes me want to call it a fad…
It’s actually a useful tool in the toolbox …
In fact, I did it years back when I was studying at Oxford Brookes University.
I would leave my house at 5am, drive to Swindon, get the bus to Oxford, study, work in labs etc (where you can’t eat) and then eat my first meal / lunch on the bus on the way home at about 2pm..
This SUITED MY LIFESTYLE…
And actually allowed me to drop body fat, get in the best shape of my life and still enjoy some great food in the evening with Mrs Fruci
Simply because I had ‘saved up’ calories for later…
so in short, it can be a good tactic…
let’s say you skip breakfast and only 2 meals a day…
Your chances of overeating on calories that day may be lower…
Which means you will lose weight.
Calories in, calories out, is the key to weight loss…
Fasting MAY also help people better control their blood sugar levels and regulate hunger…
In short, fasting can be a simple way to reduce calories without having to count them.
It results in a restrict – binge scenario.
All you think about is food all day.
And you end up giving in to the cake in the office…followed by the F it Mindset, start again Monday…
Ultimately, losing body fat will improve the health of most people, regardless of whether you did it by fasting or not.
The principle behind this is creating a calorie deficit. Which means more out, less in.
The TACTIC you use to get there has to fit your lifestyle.
Don’t like eating breakfast and feel like you’re forcing it down?
Why not delay it until mid-morning and see how you go?
That might delay your lunch and
Maybe it’ll help you if you struggle at that mid afternoon crash time of the day?
Keep it eating it. Just be sure to control your portions in your meals 🙂
But I get that you probably know that already.
In fact, through working with hundreds of ladies and helping them create a positive relationship with food, there are 3 things that seem to work:
1) A simple personalised fitness and food plan that gives you the freedom to eat the foods you love (including your prosecco and Gin and tonic…) but some structure so you know what and when to eat so you can lose weight (and stick to it even on your busiest days)
^^^ As you probably have enough choices to make on the daily, right?
2) Accountability so you do the things that you know you need to do (and get a nice polite kick up the bum to help 😉)
3) Support from like-minded ladies all in the same boat looking to tone up, get fit and have some fun doing it so you don’t lose motivation when it gets tough…
If these 3 things sound like they’re what you need?
Then you might be interested in our 21 Day Kickstart for Wiltshire ladies 40+ who know what to do but need the motivation, step by step plan and accountability to do it.
Want more info?
Just reply with ’21 day’ and I’ll get you the info…
Including details of our Back to Basics workouts which are perfect if you’re unsure whether you are fit enough to do it or have joint issues / injuries that stop you doing it..
In fact, here’s what, Julie, one of the ladies just starting on our 21 Day Kickstart programme said the other day:
“I have done 2 of Julie’s sessions, twice now. Trying to get the movement in my shoulder and not experience too much pain.
One of the leg exercises has helped ease the pain of a pinched nerve in my lower back that has been radiating through my hips and down to my knee, so that has been good.”
I’ll leave you with my one of my favourite quotes:
“In the end, you have greater control over your actions than you do your results. Your results are created by your actions “- Brian Moran
Matt ‘fasting’ Fruci