Next group starts January 10th, 2021:
There’s a saying in the fitness industry:
“You can’t out train a bad diet.”
By reducing carbohydrate intake, we can adjust the insulin response, and keep your body burning off that stored energy instead of using cheap, easy-to-obtain glucose.
If insulin is the storage hormone, then leptin is the energy burning hormone. Leptin is fueled by a higher calorie intake, and drops off when there are fewer calories. This is one of the reasons why long-term low-cal dieting flops so hard. But there is a way around this:
Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that extends the overnight fast (the 8 hours you’re asleep and not eating) to as much as 16 hours or more. While this often does involve skipping or delaying breakfast, the results are pretty impressive.
See, with the extended fast leptin’s response is, “hmm...less food? OK, less leptin.” But then, you squeeze all of your calories into an 8-hour window, and leptin goes, “Oh cool! Lots of calories! I’m on it!!” As leptin starts to taper off over the course of a week, a lot of programs recommend doing a “cheat” meal on day 6, followed by a full fast.