Here’s a quote from one of our favorite Instagram posters, Dr. James DiNicolantonio (@drjamesdinic):
If you’re NOT losing weight, but you’re losing inches [from your waist], you’re losing fat.
You can lose five inches off your waist without unchanged scale weight.
That means you’re gaining muscle and losing fat simultaneously. That’s the Holy Grail of fitness.
One of the absolute best ways to make that happen is to use intermittent fasting two to three nonconsecutive days a week…
I like a 12-to-14-hour fast on non-training days. Using a sauna toward the end of that fast can enhance results—just be sure to hydrate after.
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Till next time, train hard—and smart—for BIG results.
Former Editor in Chief, Iron Man Magazine
Here’s How to Reset Your Anabolic Hormones
Yes, you CAN build muscle while losing fat…
The right form of intermittent fasting will help you gain more muscle while you burn fat… That’s because it supercharges your anabolic environment, including testosterone and growth hormone production.
According to Dr. Michael Mosley, it results in “better metabolic adaptations, improved muscle-protein synthesis and a higher anabolic response to post-exercise feedings.” [J App Phys., Jan. 2011: 236-45]
Proper fasting will NOT burn muscle—in fact, as your body fat goes DOWN, your testosterone and growth hormone go UP. [Webber, J., et al. (1994). Br J Nutr.]
Still on the fence? Shaun Hadsall used an approach similar to how The Rock does it, which is explained in the new 1-Day Hormone Reset protocol. Check out his results at the link below…