Intermittent Fasting While Traveling

Three square meals a day is for suckers. Learn something about simplifying your diet and lifestyle by leveraging the kick-ass powers of Intermittent Fasting!...

8 months ago

Latest Post 40 Pound Weight Loss Milestone by Mike Moore

Intermittent Fasting has gotten a lot of attention these days.  This diet-boosting method has been practiced across hundreds (if not thousands) of years by our ancestors, religious groups, and millions of people around the world. Some do it for health, others for religious reasons, and others do it for diet.  All of these are great reasons to tap into some of the benefits. So... what are the benefits of Intermittent Fasting?

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Significant Changes in The Functions of Cells, Genes and Hormones

Reduction in Oxidative Stress and Inflammation

Lose Weight and Belly Fat

Intermittent fasting can greatly enhance your hormone function to facilitate weight loss.

By helping you achieve lower insulin levels, higher growth hormone levels, and increased amounts of norepinephrine, we can increase the breakdown of body fat and facilitate its use for energy.

For this reason, short-term fasting actually increases your metabolic rate thereby helping you burn more calories.

Generally speaking, this also forces you to eat less as your window of time in which you eat is typically shorter and thus you're less likely to over eat!

Recommendations on Fasting Windows

I've tried a few of these variations and find that, with a crazy busy schedule, a 20/4 schedule works for me best. That said, experiement with the 16/8 and 18/6 windows to see what works for you!

20/4 Fasting Window

In this particular schedule, made popular by The Warrior Diet, you fast for twenty hours out of the day and eat for just four. This window works wonders for me as I can often shift it slightly around to meet my needs and it really ensures I keep a tight eye on what I'm eating.

This schedule also helps boost some of the above effects to higher levels as the reading I've done indicates these processes really kick in starting about hour 16 and the effects of autophagy and the really important stuff increase dramatically after hour 18.

Personally, this is my recommendation!

18/6 Fasting Window

Similar to the 20/4, but with 18 hours of fast, broken with a 6 hour meal window. This one works great as well and provides some added flexibility to your day!

16/8 Fasting Window

This is the one my wife sticks to and she's been able to trim down to a weight she's very happy with without all the crazy stuff I do! Also similar to the 20/4, but with 16 hours of fast, broken with a 4 hour meal window. This one provides even added flexibility to your day!

Experiment

As I say often on this site, find what works for you. This isn't something that is one-size fits all. Find a window, stick to it, adjust, repeat, tweak... do what works!

How does it work for you?

Really, I'm asking... how did this work for you? Have you done it? Have you heard about it before? Are you thinking of doing it? What's holding you back!?

Let me know in the comments below!

Mike Moore

Published 8 months ago

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