Friday, July 30, 2010

Exercising While Fasting

Is exercising while fasting possible at all? Yes, of course.

When I talk about my eating habit, a lot of people immediately relate to starvation, hunger pangs, energyless and a lot many negative things. Exercising while fasting is somewhat a mission impossible.

Fact is, there are things in the world that look impossible are actually possible and practically doable.

Yesterday at the swimming pool, I had a chat with a life guard. He was wondering why I'm there everyday over lunch hour, so we exchanged thoughts on eating.

He was a young guy but his views towards eating are quite traditional. In fact, he is one of those who doesn't understand what fasting is though he sees a live example who come do swimming everyday over lunch hour without eating. He insisted I must eat breakfast, regardless of amount, I must eat something. And of course he was thinking that eating nothing until dinner will impact my work performance.

He would never know what he thinks is just in reverse of reality. I enjoy doing my workout in a fasted state and feel myself refreshed and energetic working in the afternoon.

People like the life guard who has no fasting experience may find it undoable or unbelievable to go on living without food for 24 hours, not to mention working and exercising during the period. What if you give it a try? You may start to fall in love with this new way of eating.

In fact, fasting is not something new. It is not even invented by people of our generation. It's been around since the Cavemen period when food was not always available. Great thinkers and philosophers such as Plato and Socrates both practiced fasting to attain mental and physical efficiency.

Our bodies are designed in a way to withstand periods of high and low calorie intake in order to keep us alive. Nowadays we have more than sufficient food, so we are requiring our bodies to do only the digestion work without utilize its ability to fast.

Short term intermittent fasting is like adding new wine to an old bottle. We make use of an ancient concept with new methods to achieve health and weight loss. Eat Stop Eat describes the process in a scientific way.

So why do so many people think that fasting means starving? I'll talk about this in my next post.

Intermittent Fasting Success - Exercising While Fasting

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The DIRTY DOZEN Obsessive Compulsive Eating Habits

Does any or all of these seem to be the way you are eating? If so, you may want to read my free report on The Dirty Dozen.

1. Eating multiple small meals every day – even if it doesn’t fit your schedule
2. Drinking Green Tea to help burn fat
3. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water every day
4. pre, during, and post workout nutrition
5. Overeating “healthy foods”
6. Allow yourself a cheat meal once a week
7. Eating To Maintain Muscle Mass
8. Avoiding entire food groups
9. Making Your Nutrition Habits The Most Important Factor In Your Day
10. Keeping a Food Diary
11. Obsessing Over Nutrient Timing
12. Letting Your Diet Define You

Many people follow these rules in their quest to lose weight. However, most of these rules do very little to actually promote weight loss. Since it is believed that following these rules should ALWAYS cause weight loss, you have no choice but to assume the rule itself is correct and therefore YOU are doing something incorrectly.

I have a report called the DIRTY DOZEN which is all about the twelve most obsessive compulsive eating habits and how to break them.

I have the author’s permission to distribute it free for my readers. Email me at annafasting(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)hk
with a headline "The Dirty Dozen" and I’ll email you a copy. (I respect your privacy and your email address will be kept CONFIDENTIALLY)

Intermittent Fasting Success Report - Free Report on OCE