Dr. Eades Suggests Intermittent Fasting With Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ September 19, 2006

We all know how wonderful the low-carb lifestyle is for helping people lose weight and get healthy because it naturally helps the body reduce calorie consumption naturally. Well, one of the most respected people in the low-carb community is suggesting something creative for low-carbers to try.

Dr. Michael Eades, co-author of Protein Power, has proposed something called “intermittent fasting” (IF) in his latest blog post. Both he and his wife Dr. Mary Dan Eades did this IF for two weeks to see how their bodies would react.

Here’s the schedule for the fast:

Day 1 – Eat food anytime until 6:00PM and stop eating
Day 2 – Don’t eat until 6:00PM
Day 3 – Eat food anytime until 6:00PM and stop eating
Day 4 – Don’t eat until 6:00PM

So forth and so on. This allows you to eat food every single day while actually fasting for a 24-hour period at a time.

I have personally been on this plan for two days now and let me caution you–it is not for the weak of heart, mind or body. It is probably the most challenging thing I have done since the first day I began my low-carb lifestyle. But, Dr. Eades believes this is an excellent way to reduce caloric intake and get healthier.

My biggest concern was my regular exercise routine. But Dr. Eades responded to that by stating I should not have any less energy for my workouts. That has not been the case as I have had to back off on my normal intensity and resistance to make it the same amount of time I usually do.

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