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What I Learned From Intermitten Fasting

I'm always up for a new dieting adventure and intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity in the fitness world.  But, really, everything makes sense in theory so I had to try it out for myself to see how it worked in the real world.    The thing that appealed to me about fasting in general was that no food was off limits and no calories or macros were being tracked.  It was just simple feast or famine and the simplicity of it gave me hope that this might be the magic bullet that I've been searching for.

The 24 Hour Fast

A couple months ago I read the e-book Eat Stop Eat by Brad Pilon.  He explained that what we've been told in the past about eating small frequent meals through out the day to keep our metabolisms going keeps us in a constant state of "fed" and we aren't giving our bodies enough time to be in a fat burning "fasted" state hence why we aren't losing weight as a society.  Instead, he proposed to do periodic 24 hour fasts each we…

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