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How Christine built muscle by fasting

Intermittent fasting: "Intermittent energy restriction" or "intermittent calorie restriction"

An umbrella term for various eating diet plans that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting over a defined period. — Wikipedia

Newsflash:

  • You're fasting when you're asleep. 🤦🏼‍♀️
  • You're fasting when you're in-between meals. 🤦🏼‍♀️
  • Basically any time you're not eating, you're fasting. 🤦🏼‍♀️

So why is there a fancy name for an act that people do every day, even if they are not health conscious or wanting to lose weight? 🤷🏼‍♀️

If you don't eat while you train, is that considered 45 minutes of fasting?

    And if you choose NOT to do intermittent fasting because it's "not healthy" or "doesn't work", then wouldn't that mean you'd have to eat all day every day without ever stopping or taking a break, so as to completely avoid the act of "intermittent fasting"???

    One popular practise among fasting enthusiasts is to fast from 8pm until 12pm the next day. That's 8 hours of eating and then 16 hours of not eating. Which, coincidentally, solves a very big problem for people who suffer from snacking problems...

    Christine ate 7 meals a day to build this shape (and fasted for 2.5 hours between each meal, lol)

    How so, you ask?

    Think about it. You eat your dinner around 7pm. And if you have never done a proper purge and pillage of your kitchen before, then you are probably sitting on the couch now watching telly, and thinking about eating again. You think about the ice cream in the freezer. The biscuits in the cupboard. The cheese and crackers in the fridge... Eventually the temptation gets the better of you and you succumb to the late night snacking. 

    First you just nibble at this and that and tell yourself a little bit won't hurt. But it doesn't stop there. You keep going back over and over again, all the way up until you go to bed. And then you feel lethargic and bloated, which makes you have a crappy sleep. So now you have no energy to get up early or make a healthy breakfast, so you eat cereal or toast instead (more sugar!). 

    You eat a semi-decent lunch and dinner between the hours of 12.00 pm and 8.00 pm, which briefly makes you feel a little better, but then the snacking starts again... so instead of just clearing the cupboards you rely on sheer willpower and try doing "a little bit of fasting" instead.😂

    Now let's say instead of fasting, we delete the late night snacking and replace it with a second healthy dinner. Two healthy dinners in a row and absolutely no late night snacking. Which means your calories have gone down anyway without eating less food, and without turning yourself into a grumpy, hungry sour puss... Calorie reduction #1.

    Christine makes healthy meals that are vibrant and colourful to combat cravings and snacking

    And then because you didn't go to bed with a salt-bomb in your stomach, you actually had a decent night sleep. Which means you now have the energy to get up 5 minutes early and make a healthy breakfast too. 😂👏🏻 

    No more sugar-bombs for breakfast either... calorie reduction #2.

    Christine gets an extra hour of fasting in every night by going to bed at 9.00 pm, lol

    So how do I start fasting the same way Christine did it?

    If it's a simple calorie reduction you're really after, we can make it even easier again. Do a proper purge and pillage of your fridge and pantry so the only thing you're tempted by at 9.00 pm at night is a second healthy dinner. 

    Get rid of the snacks as well as the reason for snacking so that snacking is no longer an option, and you'll lose that last little bit of weight without even trying.

    Christine eats at least 2 healthy dinners every night. And then eats another one when she wakes up.

    Indeed, if you're too lazy to do food prep and and prefer to just stop eating food after 8.00 pm and stay hungry till lunch time the next day, and don't want to replace it with anything that will give you energy or actually make you a pleasant human to be around, by all means, do intermittent fasting instead. 

    Just understand it's not the fasting that's making you feel great and causing you to lose weight, it's whatever you're fasting FROM!

    Moral of the story: Fasting from people is also important. Especially when they advocate fasting.😂👏🏻

    PS: You can read more about Christine here. 

    Christine was in between meals when she was having this photo-shoot done, which means she was fasting. LOL.

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