Could Starving yourself... actually work?
Fasting, meaning not eating... for 24 hours, twice a week?! Sounds like a terrible way to lose pounds doesn't it?
What about paleo, proportional control, moderation, gluten-free pizza, and magical weight loss shakes?
I preach a paleo lifestyle with an emphasis on fermented foods as part of our nutrition philosophy here at Will Power Fitness. The Paleolithic diet works the majority of the time... Until it doesn't. I currently have 2 clients that aren't getting the results they should be getting. Unless they are closet eating and not telling me I've got some work to do. (If you are.. you better come clean!) That tells me that I need to be a better trainer, bottom line.
Just the other day on the flip-side we had a client develop a 6 pack in the first month (that shouldn't be possible - FYI).
So... You're going to make us starve now? (Benefits of Fasting)
I read an article today... that blew my mind! It was all about intermittent fasting. On top of the great information and huge claims it made there was real evidence to back it up. In a nutshell the article sums it up by saying:
Intermittent Fasting - Used by Humans throughout History
The Facts behind Fasting
Looks like I'll have to make a change in my suggested nutrition guidelines. First, I'm going to try fasting myself. I haven't really delved into fasting before because of how amazing paleo has been for me and the majority of my clients.
The facts behind fasting are too awesome to possibly ignore.
In a Study done to compare a portion control weight loss strategy vs a fasting weight loss strategy the results were astonishing. If you'd like to nerd out with facts & figures then just refer to the link below, but I'll give you the short and sweet version.
The portion controllers subtracted 400 calories per day while the fasting group ate nothing every other day. The fasting group would eat normally on the days they weren't fasting. This study lasted for 24 weeks, and in conclusion the fasting group only lost a little more weight.
The fasting group didn't blow the portion control divas out of the water like you were probably hoping to hear, but wait till you hear the details.
Wrapping this History Lesson on Fasting up!
Damn! Sounds like I'm not going to eat tomorrow... at all.
So, how often should I fast? I honestly, don't know the answer to that question. The article I read hinted at the author having fasted twice a week for the last 10 years. I'm going to definitely take some measurements of myself, and give this a good shot for 60 days. I'm looking for 2-3 people who'd like to do the same. Let's put this theory to the test!
Who's in? If you're already a member of Will Power Personal Training just give me a holler... but if you're not then get your fitness assessment scheduled today.
How to Treat Gout Holistically
One of my clients skipped a workout the other day because the Gout in his foot was too painful. Gout sucks, but there are easier ways to get rid of it than you think. Quick Disclaimer - I'm not a doctor, so this is a suggestion. This isn't medical fact, and will probably never be medical fact. When big pharma starts making serious cash off of holistic remedies then you'll see doctors giving you similar advice. Before I get on a rant... lets get to the facts!
3 Quick Easy Remedies for Gout
Did you say 3 quick easy remedies for gout pain? I sure did. These fixes for pain caused by gout are just plain simple.
1) Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy
At Will Power Personal Training we already tell all of our personal training clients to chug that nasty holistic goodness known as Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar, also known as ACV is a great anti-inflammatory, and sure enough any remedy with anti-inflammation properties will help to reduce pain.
2) Eat tons of Cherries *The most fun remedy for gout*
Ok, maybe not TONS of cherries, but consuming 15 cherries a day will be able to cut that gout... out! There have been studies that eating cherries, or drinking cherry juice resulted in a lower risk of new gout attacks. I'm sure you want to find these studies about cherry's impact on gout, so here you go!
3) Cut the Sugar to cut the Gout Out!
Healing the Body instead of the treating the Symptoms
Will Power Personal Training CT focuses on healing the body farther than just treating symptoms. Those solutions to gout pain will do more than just treat your gout pain; solutions like apple cider vinegar consumption, eating cherries, and cutting out sugar will heal your entire body.
Healing your body with natural food from a good source is very important. To get more information about seeing a "personal trainer near me" in Connecticut read more about Will Power Personal Training, or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the way, I'm not expert writer so if you find a typo or my grammar is terrible, please let me know.
By Will Power Personal Training CT