The whole idea behind intermittent fasting is to put your body under nutritional stress. Intermittent fasting challenges your body like exercise, it depletes your energy reserves and it doesn’t always make you “feel good,” but it nonetheless activate stress-response genes and pathways that compensate your body for the hardship and “lack of food energy.” Overtime your body will get increasingly resistant to stress, disease and aging. I’m planning to release soon new blogs on applied stress and the benefits of activated stress-response.
As for the ideal meal timing, humans are nocturnal eaters. So are felines. You can feed a cat during the day, and the cat might like that, but nature programmed this species nevertheless to be a night eater. The same holds truth for you.
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The advantage of the evening meal is that it is slow releasing and has a long lasting anabolic compensatory impact on the body all throughout sleeping time.
What happens when you go against your innate clock?
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Carb fuel certainly supports short term performance, however it’s worth training your body to perform while on fat fuel as well. The reason why people cannot tolerate low carb diet is because their bodies have not been trained to do that. So instead of sticking to carb fuel only, challenge your body with fat fuel and even more so, try to exercise while fasting. It is this kind of challenge that activates your stress-response and shifts your metabolism from carb/glycolysis to fatty acid oxidation/ketone bodies. Note that your body (and brain) are programmed to thrive on ketonic fuel, this is how the human body evolved to resist nutritional scarcity and hardship since primordial times.
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Interview by Abel James (Fat-Burning Man)
Ori Hofmekler is a fellow renaissance man; not only is he a world renowned artist, but he is also the author of the ground breaking Warrior Diet and many other health and fitness books. With a tagline like
“Not actively surviving… is passively dying!”
This guy is no joke, and is a wealth of information and knowledge.
In today’s show we talk about:
- Why human are nocturnal eaters
- How not eating food can improve health and performance
- What it’s like to be a bonafide renaissance man
- And the critical difference between grass-fed & pastured dairy
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Imagine nutrients that give your body the health benefits of fasting and exercise without the hunger and hardship involved.
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How to Maximize (or Jeopardize) Your chance to Burn Fat and Improve
(The truth is the opposite of what you were told)
I’d like to put the record straight regarding pre-workout nutrition. This is a tricky topic that requires a short biological and science overview, so bear with me.
Growing body of research indicates that nature selects underfed species for extended life-span and vice versa – it shortens the life expectancy of overfed species. Humans are no exception.
The human body evolved to thrive under nutritional stress.
It is hard to accept the harsh reality of this phenomenon, when so many people are overfed (and overweight) and everything around seems so routinely normal. Regardless, you need to be aware of the life-extending benefits of underfeeding and fasting vs. the life-shortening risk associated with overfeeding and lack of fasting. But there is more to that.
Recent research at the University of Southern California reveals that extreme intermittent fasting induces even stronger rejuvenating effects on cells and tissues than those coming from mild fasting or underfeeding; apparently due to one factor – Pre-Workout Nutrition
Intermittent fasting (from morning to evening not including post exercise recovery meal) can be done in three ways: fasting, undereating or pulse feeding
- Fasting – If you choose to fast you can do water fating or vegetable juice fasting (have one up to a few vegetable juices daily).
- Undereating – If you choose to undereat rather than fast, minimize your food intake during the day to small servings of light, low glycemic mostly raw foods such as fruits, vegetables, whey protein or lightly poached eggs every 4-6 hours.
- Pulse feeding fibers – Pulse feeding involves frequent use of small whey protein meals with no sugar added every 3-5 hours throughout the day. This regimen is geared towards athletes; we’ll cover it in more detail soon.
As a general rule, have recovery meal (whey protein) after your workout and eat your main meal at night. Intermittent fasting has been recognized as a proven effective strategy to help negate physical and cognitive aging. Adding exercise to this routine will “seal the deal” and shoot the anti-aging impact of this regimen to another level.
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