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EPISODE #47
Reasons to Fast
May 13, 2021
INTRO
It just seems like there’s a new superfood or weight loss item in the stores or online everyday!!

It is out of hand and can be confusing for all of us looking to keep off those extra pounds as we age.

That is one of the main reasons I have been such an advocate of intermittent fasting for my clients along with myself.

I still get this question – Why do you fast?!? Are you crazy?!? They look at me like I have 4 eyes and that I will melt to the ground if I actually skip a meal!!

How can you survive by missing one or more of the 1,095 meals we are supposed to eat for the year!?! That’s assuming you are eating 3 meals per day which is conservative for the average American.

I want to tell you WHY my clients and I use IF as a weight loss tool among other things….

Simplicity – Don’t need to count calories, macros or keep points. It’s a matter of not eating for a certain time period.

Flexibility – Can be done anywhere and at anytime.

Saves Time – Allows for more sleep or to be productive doing other things rather than worrying about eating.

Cost effective – It saves money – plain and simple.

Cheat Days – If you have a cheat day you can get right back into fasting the next day. It’s not about being a perfect eater but about balance between your feeding and fasting times.

Powerful Results – Fasting is the most powerful tool to decrease insulin levels safely which can help lower your body set weight.

Add to any way of eating – Whether you eat Paleo, Vegan, Keto, the Carnivore diet, etc. it doesn’t matter because fasting can be a great addition to any style of eating.

So if you want you to lose weight, do two things:

Eat lower insulin foods by avoiding refined carbohydrates and sugar which tend to cause the highest insulin levels.

Spend more time in a fasted state in order to burn more stored food energy and lower insulin levels.

Who should be under supervision when fasting?

If you take prescription medication

If you have gout or high uric acid

If you are diabetic (type 1 or type 2)

Email me at brian@briangryn.com if interested to learn more about the Fat Burner Blueprint Coaching Program

AUDIO
0 (1s):
Hello, and welcome to the get lean and eat clean podcast. My name is Brian grin. I’m a certified health coach, trainer and author. And this podcast is for middle-aged men and women looking to optimize their health and get their bodies back to what it once was 10 to 15 years ago. I will give you simple, actionable items to get long-term sustainable results. Thanks for listening and enjoy the show.

1 (33s):
All right. Welcome to the get lean eat clean podcast. My name is Brian grin, and I hope you had a great weekend. I’m really excited. I just moved into a new place. So if you’re watching on YouTube, you’ll see, I got a different background, but same person, and I’m really excited about it. So I’m also excited to talk to you about this topic today that I touch on a lot, and that is intermittent fasting, and we’re going to touch on why I do it for myself and why I implemented it with my clients. I’ve I ever since I started doing it, I’ve become an advocate of it. And I’m going to touch on why that is now. One of the main reasons is the fact that there’s a new diet, new weight loss solution, like every other day, and that causes confusion.

1 (1m 20s):
And when you’re confused and when I’m confused, we don’t take action. And I love the simplicity of the fact that you either eating or you’re not eating you’re in a fed state, or you’re in a feasted state. Now, if you ate every meal for the rest of the year, right? And let’s say your average three meals a day, that’s over a thousand meals. That’s 1,095 meals for the year. So if you put it in perspective, you think, God, if I skip a few meals, I think I’ll be all right, right. I think I’m going to survive. And I think a lot of it is just a sort of a head game, a mental game. When I do some fast, I just did a longer, fast, almost about three days.

1 (1m 59s):
And it was, it really just came down to the mind because simply we get these hunger cues, but we’re really not truly hungry. We’re just used to eating at these times. So once you sort of learn that the mental game of fasting, you can conquer it and it just can be a great tool in the toolbox to use for weight loss, for energy or whatever you’re looking at for four. So that would, I would say that’s number one, it’s the simplicity of it. And you also don’t have to keep, you know, counting calories or macros or keeping points. It’s just a matter of keeping track of time. And that can be done on an app. I also have a fasting journal that if you rather write things down, I love just writing things down rather than being on my phone and using an app, but either, or the flexibility of it, it can be done anywhere at any time.

1 (2m 52s):
Let’s say you’re traveling. You don’t want to eat plain food, or you don’t want to eat, stop on the road and get fast food, skip the, not a big deal. You get used to it, drink some water and you move on saves time. This one is huge. And this one, I think you don’t sort of realize unless until you’re doing it because preparing meals or going to, to somewhere for lunch or even dinner or breakfast, it just takes time. It adds up. And I love the fact that my mornings are free. I can just get up and be productive. And typically I’ll push back and have my first meal, maybe around two, three o’clock and then one more around like six o’clock.

1 (3m 34s):
But there are days where I do skip that lunch. You know, I’m just busy and I have things going on and I just want to keep going. And it’s really not a big deal. So you have that flexibility. You’re sort of, you know, you’re not sort of tied to the clock. So saves time. I love that you can be productive doing a lot of other things rather than getting up and having a, I don’t know, English muffin or something. Cost-effective now it definitely saves money plain and simple. If you, obviously, I haven’t kept track since I started fasting, but it’s probably saved me hundreds of dollars over the years of food.

1 (4m 14s):
And you know, I still eat satiating, great meals and spend plenty of money on food, but it definitely it’ll save you. It will definitely save you money if you’re skipping one or two meals, that’s for sure. Cheat days, you know, we all have our cheat days. I’ve had cheat meals here and there, but the nice thing about fasting is you can just get right back on it and it’s not a big deal. So it gives you that flexibility. You’re not sort of tied to a certain thing and obviously powerful results. I mean, fasting is such a powerful tool to decrease insulin levels safely, and that’ll sort of help lower. What’s called your body’s set weight as well.

1 (4m 54s):
So it takes time. You have to become adapted to it. So don’t get discouraged right away, but essentially you can get some really powerful results and then tweak it as you go. And then you can add this to any way of eating, which is great, right? I mean, we have people who are keto. I have, you know, if you listen to my podcast, I have people who are just carnivore and then we have people maybe that are plant-based, whatever it is, you know what that’s, that’s your choice. And the nice thing about fasting is it can accept all those. You can do paleo vegan, keto carnivore, and it doesn’t matter can FA because fasting is just a great addition to any style of eating.

1 (5m 37s):
So the bottom line is to lose weight. Yes, intermittent fasting will help you. It could take some time, but it will help lower your insulin levels. You also obviously want to avoid refined carbs and things like that. And sugar that’ll help as well. Right? If you’re eating clean throughout the times that you’re feasting, it’ll make the fasting times a lot easier. So those are the main reasons I love fasting and love working with my clients. And it’s just so effective, whether you’re looking for mental acuity or even weight loss or whatever it is. So it, I hope this gave you a reason enough to look into it.

1 (6m 17s):
Obviously it’s not, you’re never going to hear fat. I always say you’re never going to hear a fast thing in the mainstream because no one really makes money from it. Other than maybe coaches like myself, who help, who will help coach you through your fasting times and make, make it sure it’s a lifestyle change. Other than that, other than coaches probably, and maybe some journals and apps, you’re not going to hear it in the main stream. You’re going to see a Starbucks on every corner, but, but once you learn how to fast and you can flex your fasting muscle, it just gives you flexibility, simplicity. And yeah, you’re going to find some fine. You’re going to get some great results, whatever you’re looking for. So that’s all I wanted to touch on today.

1 (6m 57s):
I hope you’re enjoying my podcasts. Feel free to comment or review. That would be great. We’re on iTunes. We’re on Spotify. Put them on YouTube as well. So thanks so much for listening and have a great day. Hey, get lean equally nation. Are you a man between the ages of 40 and 60 years old looking to lose inches around your waist have significantly more energy throughout the day and gain muscle all while minimizing the risk of injuries? Well, I’m looking for three to five people to work one-on-one with in my fat burner blueprint signature program, which I’ve developed by utilizing my 15 years experience in the health and fitness space.

1 (7m 38s):
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0 (8m 8s):
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