1. Intermittent fasting forces your body to burn more fat
After you eat a meal your blood sugar rises and your blood sugar (along
with the stored carbs/glycogen
in your body) is the energy
calories your body uses or burns to keep you alive, functioning properly and to do all
As you fast or not eat anything for long periods of time your blood sugar
gets lower, the amount of carbs stored in your body gets lower and when this happens…
Your body has no choice but to start burning your body fat for energy to keep
you alive, functioning properly and to do all your daily activities and
Your body fat is just the accumulation of all the excess calories you overate so every time you eat too much…
As your blood sugar or energy levels gets lower as you fast…
responds to this by re-energizing you by releasing more
adrenaline (or norepinephrine)
which will cause you to have more energy, be more alert and more focused but more importantly…
As your body releases adrenaline it forces your
body to burn fat (mainly the stubborn fat on your belly, thighs & hips) in order
for you to get that much needed energy after your blood sugar drops and the
theory to why your body does this is because…
Our ancestors (like the
Geico caveman) would routinely go thru long
unplanned fasting periods where their bodies would release adrenalin
to give them the energy they needed to go hunting for the food they needed to
3. Intermittent Fasting targets belly fat
Update: after doing intermittent fasting for a week, my lower tummy is finally disappearing. Yadira Garcia Sanchez
Stubborn belly fat is hard to lose because your abdominal region contains a lot more alpha-2 receptors
that slow down fat burning than beta-2 receptors that speed up fat burning and because Intermittent Fasting reduces insulin…
Intermittent Fasting shuts off those a2 receptors which don't work so well without insulin while activating more of the fat burning b2 receptors in your abdominal region allowing you to
burn more stubborn belly fat
Intermittent Fasting also
increases blood flow to your abdominal region making it easier for your fat burning hormones (like adrenaline) to get into your abdominal region to
burn a lot more belly fat than normal diets.
With Intermittent Fasting spot reduction is a reality and not a myth especially when you're trying to
lose your last 10 pounds of stubborn fat.
Intermittent Fasting is more important for women
because women have a lot more stubborn fat or even more a2 receptors also in
their butt, hips & thighs.
Real life examples on this page
Yadira lost her stubborn lower belly fat after 1 week of intermittent fasting.
Edda lost her last 25 pounds of belly fat with intermittent fasting
intermittent fasting to lose enough belly fat to reveal my his pack.
Disclaimer: If you ONLY want to lose just stubborn belly fat you need to be at a point where you
only have 5-to-20 pounds left to lose
because if you're more than 20 pounds overweight you'll lose fat all over your body and not just belly fat.
There's no need to worry about losing any muscle mass while fasting and if you need more proof listen to what Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) says in the video below about how
he used intermittent fasting to burn fat & build muscle mass…
5. Intermittent Fasting makes you eat less calories
The less you eat = the faster you'll lose weight.
When you first start intermittent fasting the cravings & hunger will still be there but as YOU & YOUR body get used to fasting… Your hunger levels will go down and your cravings will eventually go away because Intermittent fasting reduces or normalizes ghrelin (the hunger hormone) giving you less of an appetite.
With Intermittent Fasting you'll probably only eat 1-to-3 meals a day depending on how long your feasting period is and
you'll actually Increase your hunger & cravings By NOT Intermittent Fasting when you eat 3-to-6 meals a day as seen in this
Intermittent Fasting absolutely causes you to lose weight faster because…
You're eating less calories due to less hunger & cravings &…
Start slowly by fasting 12 hours per day or you can simply skip
breakfast before working your way up to 14-to-20 hour daily fast by adding an extra
15-to-30 minutes each day to your daily fast.
Once you're in the 16-to-20+ hour range you'll be in that perfect sweet
spot for burning fat faster.
Please note: Your lifestyle, current schedule, situation,
stress or a wide
variety of reasons may not allow you to get into the habit of fasting 14+ hours
a day and if this is the case you'll need to use one of these other
2. Best way to schedule your daily fast
When you're intermittent fasting you can schedule your 14-to-20 hour fasting
& 4-to-10 hour feasting cycle anyway you want to but for the best results Its best
that you eat your last meal 2-to-3 hours before bedtime so you'll spend less hours awake while you fast.
Here's a sample intermittent fasting schedule over a 24 hour period where you fast
for 16 hours and eat over an 8 hour period…
Sunday night at 8pm: You finish eating your last meal.
Sunday night at 11pm: You go to bed (so far you fasted
for 3 hours)
Monday morning at 7am: You wake up (so far you fasted
for 11 hours)
Monday 7am-to-12pm: You only spend 5 hours awake fasting
Monday at 12pm (noon): You've fasted a full 16 hours
Monday from 12pm-to-8pm: You eat 1 or more meals at anytime during this period eating an
amount of calories as laid out by your current diet plan.
Its going to take some time (maybe up to 2 days or a couple of weeks)
until YOU & YOUR body gets used to Intermittent fasting and that's why it's best you
start off only fasting 12 hours per day
by skipping breakfast.
If the hunger & cravings gets too intense and/or if even headaches or
dizziness occurs then break-your-fast, eat something, don't feel bad & just try to fast a
little longer until you hit the 16-to-20 hour range.
Tip: Water or ZERO calorie coffee or green tea will help kill hunger & cravings while fasting.
Intermittent fasting works because it FORCES your body to
burn more fat by lowering your blood sugar/insulin levels by NOT EATING anything
for 14-to-20 hours so…
Drink all the water you want during your 14-to-20 hour fasting period
(to help kill hunger)
since it has ZERO calories. Tip: Drink ice cold water to lose weight faster (see why)
Coffee & green tea are okay during your fasting period
as long as it's ZERO or very low calorie but you should really eat NO calories at all during your 14-to-20 hour fast
to burn as much fat as possible but on the other hand…
When your blood sugar, stored carbs/glycogen & insulin levels are lower from fasting
you'll naturally burn more fat for energy (without any extra dieting or exercise) so guess what happens when you exercise while you're fasting…
Take a fat burner, ZERO-to-low calorie caffeinated coffee or green tea
30-to-60 minutes before your fasted workout to get an extra energy + fat
burning boost on top of the faster fat burning you're already getting from
If working out fasted scares you Then simply schedule your workouts after you've had a meal during your 4-to-10 hour feasting period.
Intermittent Fasting 101
Watch the intermittent fasting video for beginners below if you hate reading…
Intermittent Fasting Works!
Intermittent Fasting = She Lost 124 Pounds
I am 5'7" & I have lost 124 pounds. I started at 272 pounds and now I'm 148. My first 90 pounds or so came off in the first six months and then my weight loss slowed until I read about your suggestion for Intermittent Fasting
I incorporated that into what I was already doing, and also started walking. Now I do walk-run intervals for 30 minutes, 3 times per week. I also life weights 3 days per week.
Sue Ellen Holmes
Lost 112 Lbs. Intermittent Fasting
I just want to thank you. I was really depressed due to my obesity. I started browsing the internet and found NowLoss.com.
I followed intermittent fasting with a 1200 calories diet plan and focused on eating raw vegetables and fruits only before meals.
Literally a years difference. December to December. I have been doing Intermittent Fasting since reading about it on your website last year. This is close to 40 lbs gone. It has been amazing! I love love love Intermittent Fasting and I'm so glad I read your post!
My dad is a dr and he is the most healthy 71 year old you'll ever meet and he stresses the importance of fasting as well. Anyway, just thought I'd share with you my latest update :). Thank you again for your life changing post!
Intermittent Fasting along with my NowLoss Diet helped me lose enough fat to finally be able to see my abs
Adrian Bryant of NowLoss.com
Lost 33 Lbs. Intermittent Fasting
This is the change in 101 days!!!! 33 pounds down! It's a result of eating completely clean, doing intermittent fasting (for the most part) and working out 4-6 days a week
From 220-to-145 in 10 months
I want to say thanks! I have
struggled with my weight all my life, and I am 28. I am not stupid and completed my homework before trying intermittent fasting. I started by getting to one meal a
day within the first month and by month two I was calorie counting to try to keep that one meal at 1500-1700 calories.
Basically, I am a 28 year old male 5' 7" in
height that started 10 months ago in December weighing 220 pounds. Today, exactly 10 months later I weigh 145 pounds. I have lost 75 pounds!!!
had full blood work done and I am now normal on every test and I have been yanked off my blood pressure medicine.
Thanks for all your help!
Intermittent Fasting for a smaller waist
I just want to thank u for NowLoss.com. I have loss 25lbs following the intermittent fasting and HIIT. I am soo wishing I can meet you to thank you in person. All I can say is wow is this really me.
My Lower Tummy Went Away
Update: after doing intermittent fasting for a week, my lower tummy is finally
disappearing. I think this was exactly what I needed to get over that hump I reached. I had a permanent bloated belly - LOL
She lost 28 Lbs. Intermittent Fasting…
I just want to say thank you for doing your website! You have helped me so much and I wanted to share my progress with you from intermittent fasting and a diet of 1800 cal a day.
I started at 179lbs & now weigh 151lbsI think I have finally found a life plan that fits with my lifestyle!
Thank you Ursula G
7 More benefits of intermittent fasting…
Decreases your chances of getting cancer.
You're less likely to become diabetic.
Improves your cognitive function.
You're less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease.
Helps you live longer
Protects you from the effects of Alzheimer's & Parkinson's diseases.