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How to Lose Weight With Intermittent Fasting
by Carlton Pruitt 
11/17/13
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You have probably heard that if you want to lose more weight then make sure you eat six smaller meals throughout the day instead of three regular to larger meals throughout the day so your metabolism stays operating at maximum capacity all day long.

Maybe you've been told that you should never skip break either because it is the most important meal of the day.

Would it surprise you to learn that there is science and research that suggests that going without breakfast might not be such a bad idea if you want to lose weight?

To gain maximum muscle retention and lose body fat loss here is one suggestion that I have tried and it works.

Try intermittent fasting.

According to Dr. Joseph Mercola Intermittent Fasting is when you restrict your calorie intake to a given period during the day.
In my case for example, I might eat dinner at 5 pm and then go without eating until about 16-18 hours later which brings you to 9am to 11 am. Accordingly you would only eat beginning at 9am or as late as 11 am which equals 16-18 hours after your last meal, the dinner you had the night before.

After 9 or 11 am you can basically eat all you want until about 5 pm again. If you want to make some adjustments to this you
you might want to eat a bit earlier say at 4pm or a bit later say at 6 pm and that's okay as long as you remember to start counting from your last meal and not eat until 16-18 hours have passed.

How Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Basically, your body tends to burn the stored fat during your fasting period because it doesn't have a recently consumed meal to use as energy. Without adequate reserves of glucose and glycogen to pull from (which has been depleted over the course of your fasted state, and hasn't yet been replenished with a workout meal), your body is forced to adapt and pull from the only source of energy available to it: the fat stored in your cells!

Your glycogen (a starch stored in your muscles and liver that your body can burn as fuel when necessary) is depleted during sleep (fasting), and will be depleted even further during training, which can further increase insulin sensitivity. This means that a meal immediately following your workout will be stored most efficiently: mostly as glycogen for muscle stores, burned as energy immediately to help with the recovery process, with minimal amounts stored as fat.

Compare this to a regular day (no intermittent fasting). With insulin sensitivity at normal levels, the carbs and foods consumed will see full glycogen stores, enough glucose in the blood stream, and thus be more likely to get stored as fat. Not only that, but growth hormone is increased during fasted states (both during sleep and after a period of fasting). Combine this increased growth hormone secretion, the decrease in insulin production (and thus increase in insulin sensitivity), and you're essentially priming your body for muscle growth and fat loss with intermittent fasting.


There are a some body builders who recommend eating all throughout the day and consuming six small meals which includes high caloric intake. Only by taking in large amounts of protein do these body builders get such huge muscles but in reality the body doesn't need that much protein and in fact too much protein can be harmful according to some doctors.

When you eat a meal, your body does have to burn extra calories just to process that meal. The theory goes something like this: If you eat all day long with small meals, your body is constantly burning extra calories and your metabolism is firing at optimal capacity. Well, that's not true. Whether you eat 1800 calories spread out throughout the day, or 1800 calories in a small window, your body will burn the same number of calories processing the food. The idea of accelerating your metabolism by always eating sounds good in principle, but doesn't always work that way in real life.

The best thing to do is give this intermittent fasting a try and see if it works for you. Test your body's response and weigh yourself. Track the results. If you find your stomach getting leaner and your pants starting to fall down then you know you have a winner with this system.







Carlton Pruitt ministers the gospel to the Los Angeles area. Formerly a Hollywood actor (SAG member)and junk removal expert he now spends most of his time studying the scriptures, writing articles, hymns and poems and doing street preaching.

See his videos on http://www.youtube.com Type LAStreetPreacher in the search bar. CONTACT at Carlton2061@gmail.


































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