There is a lot of confusion about fasting. Most of the "gurus" are talking about windows of fasting that are between 12 and 16 hours, but these windows are ineffective. Why don’t we get anything out of fasting for that long? Why is it so important to eat on our training days? Why does the real magic happen after the 20th+ hour of fasting?
On this episode, Daniel Kelly and I dispel some of the biggest myths about intermittent fasting, and share how the Metabolic Blowtorch Diet teaches a more effective fasting method.
If you can fast for 30 hours, 3-4 days a week over a 2-4 week period, you will drastically change your body composition, and you won’t lose muscle. -Jay Campbell
Takeaways from this Episode
The current messaging around intermittent fasting is actually making people miss out on a great opportunity to dramatically lose fat. Instead of fasting for 12-16 hours where we get minimal benefits, we need to learn to go over 20 hours. In that zone, our bodies become fat burning furnaces, allowing us to get shredded and lean.
We can't make the mistake of focusing on our numbers, when we should remember that our bodies are about the big picture—especially when we’re trying to drop body fat. So much happens biochemically in the brain during long fasts, and this can also be truly life-changing. In order to see these profound benefits, you've really got to use a longer duration when fasting.