Over the past few years intermittent fasting has gained a lot of popularity, but there are a lot of questions on how you actually follow this diet to lose weight.
CEO Chris Mackenzie breaks down the basics of intermittent fasting and gives you his recommendations so you can enhance fat burning and reach your physique goals.
Before jumping into the details on intermittent fasting, let me take a walk down memory lane to put some perspective on the various diet plans which have risen to popularity over the years.
When I was a kid in the 1980’s, fad diets seemed to come and go really fast. Basically, some celebrity, doctor, or other marginally qualified person would write a book and suddenly men and women across the country would blindly follow some crazy plan. I remember one diet called “The Grapefruit Diet”; this diet recommended that dieters should choose one day a week to eat nothing but grapefruits for the entire day – I always thought that one was particularly stupid. This seemed to be how things worked until the early 2000s when “The Atkins Diet” rose to popularity.
For those who do not remember Atkins, it basically was/is a ketogenic diet. This was a transcendental moment for the diet industry because (as any keto dieter would gladly tell you), keto is a “lifestyle”.
Unlike the dozens of fad diets that came before the Atkins diet, people who followed this diet had to legitimately change their behavior for an extended period of time, versus doing something crazy like eating a bunch of grapefruits for a whole day. This expanded mindset on the definition of a “diet” is what opened the door for intermittent fasting (IF).