If you want to feel healthier, have more energy, look more vibrant, shed unwanted pounds, and craft an unshakeable mind and character in the process, then boy oh boy do I have something for you.
It’s not a diet (diets suck).
It’s not a pill (ain’t nobody got time for mo’ pills).
It’s not a stay-at-home workout program (though Tai Bo was pretty dope, amirite?).
And it’s not some magic wand you wave around and ABRACADABRA! A new and improved you without doing any work whatsoever.
No, it’s not any of those things.
It costs no money.
It involves no exercise.
And, for the most part, you can eat whatever the heck you want.
But if you want the best chance at success, you need to follow three rules:
- Keep the junk food to a minimum (if you don’t want to do this, there’s really no helping you anyway. You may as well stop reading).
- Eat as much whole food as possible (i.e., stop eating everything out of boxes and learn to friggin’ cook something delicious).
- Do exactly what I’m about to tell you.
Okay, so now that we have that out of the way, let me expand on step 3. And this is the step that, when followed correctly, can have a dramatic impact on not only your health, but also your mind and spirit, as well.
It’s something I’ve been practicing for the better part of two years with extraordinary results. And honestly, it’s more of a lifestyle shift than anything else. It’s something you can integrate slowly into your life and then start building upon.
Okay, enough teasing.
But before I tell you exactly what step number 3 is, let me preface it by saying that I’m not a doctor nor a nutritionist nor anyone you should really be taking any type of health/medical advice from. I’m just a man with purely anecdotal evidence that this works (though there’s also tons of research you can find online backing this up. Look it up and judge it for yourself).
So, step #3. What is it?
Two words: Intermittent Fasting.
What the heck is that?
Well, my sweet little cherub, intermittent fasting is when you shorten the window of time between your first bite of food for the day and your last bite of food for the day.
If you’re like most people, this period can be quite long.
You eat shortly after you wake up and then have your last bite of food (perhaps a late-night snack?) shortly before bed. As a result, your eating window might be 14+ hours. That’s actually quite normal for most of us. That’s how we grew up.
With intermittent fasting, however, you shorten that window. And, though there are many ways to approach it, personally, I like to shorten that window to 8 hours. And the window I like best is from 12–8 pm.
Yes, that means you skip breakfast.
Yes, that means you have to wait forever until your first bite of food.
But you get used to it. Honestly.
The alternative is to eat breakfast and stop 8 hours later. So 7 am-3 pm or something like that. But this doesn’t work for me. I get too hangry by the end of the day and I don’t like it.
At first, though, don’t kill yourself over times. Just stop eating 8 hours after you start. If that varies day to day, no problem.
Now I don’t even notice waiting until noon to eat. And by the time I go to bed, I’m not feeling hungry then either. It’s a win-win for me, and it’s been doing a world of good for my mind, body, and spirit, as well.
Try it for yourself and see what it does.
If you stick to it for at least 21 days, I think you’re going to notice that your mind is sharper, your body is slimmer, your energy is higher, and your willpower is stronger.
I truly believe intermittent fasting can have a dramatic impact on anyone’s life. And the best part is that, once you get used to it, it becomes one of the easiest lifestyle changes you’ll ever make, and one that can potentially unlock the person you’ve been striving to become all this time.
And when you’re ready 👇👇