Why Intermittent Fasting is Necessary for Optimal Health

The foundation of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® program is Intermittent Fasting. While we incorporate several other strategies to work in harmony with Intermittent Fasting (IF), it is called the FASTer Way because the key strategy is Intermittent Fasting.

While Intermittent Fasting is becoming more and more popular, it still isn’t a mainstream nutritional practice. However, the research continues to build, and people’s results show it to be incredibly effective.

During the FASTer Way to Fat Loss®, we engage in a daily 16/8 fast protocol. This means we fast for 16 hours each day (most of which are overnight while we sleep), and consume ALL daily calories (or macros) during an 8-hour feeding window. While there are other fasting schedules that can be followed for similar results, this is the most doable for people with busy schedules.

What’s so great about fasting?

Fasting turns your body into a fat burner

Daily periods of fasting changes your body at a cellular level. In addition, it helps to regulate hormones like insulin and HGH to make the fat stores in your body more accessible as an energy source. The time given to your cells to repair during fasted periods allows cells to remove waste and function optimally. Intermittent Fasting allows time for the body to utilize fat as its main source of energy, which means you won’t just lose weight overall, but will see an improvement in your overall body composition. Intermittent Fasting allows you to maintain muscle mass, which speeds up your metabolic rate, while helping you shed fed.

Intermittent Fasting helps reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A daily fast allows your insulin levels to remain regulated and stable. This means your insulin levels are able to function optimally throughout the day. This also means you are less likely to become insulin resistant AND less likely to become diabetic. Studies have shown that Intermittent Fasting reduces overall blood sugar levels by 3-6%.

Intermittent Fasting can prevent disease and boost the immune system

While the fat loss benefits are enough to convince most people to try Intermittent Fasting, one of the other “side effects” of regular fasting is that it boosts your immune system. Intermittent Fasting allows the body to remove waste from its cells. This means it can break down the waste that builds up over time, which can lead to a decrease in susceptibility to both cancer and Alzheimer's. Be sure to drink plenty of water every day to flush out this cellular waste!

You might experience other great benefits from regular Intermittent Fasting: better sleep and more energy, greater mental clarity, the development of more neurons in the brain, better digestion and even reduced inflammation. There truly is no downside to Intermittent Fasting and it’s been THE game changer for our FASTer Way clients.

I came into this program at the age of 51 with more than 60 pounds to lose to be at a healthy weight. I was encouraged to go at my own pace with the exercises but to still push myself to my own limits. The change in eating habits was something I could do 100% and I did! The results were amazing. I lost 18 pounds in the six-week period and I felt younger and more energetic than I have in a long time.  Repetition is how we establish habits and these are good habits I want to make a permanent part of my lifestyle.

There are literally thousands of testimonials just like one. Regular people, just like you, who have made healthy lifestyle changes to not only shed unwanted fat, but look and feel better than they’ve ever felt before.

Now, it’s your turn. You could stay right where you are and find yourself at the same place this time next year—discouraged, lacking confidence, and holding on to unwanted weight. Or you can take control of your habits and lifestyle by signing up for the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® and experience all of the amazing benefits plus so much more. The choice is yours, but don’t wait to too long to join. Spots always fill quickly, and I want YOU to be our next success story!

Amanda Tress