Bodybuilders and Fasting or Fat Loss

Bodybuilders are routinely stereotyped as weirdos who are willing to do just about anything to burn fat and have a more attractive looking physique. Really, they are not weird, but they are dedicated to a certain mission and that has a lot to do with how they look. If you are trying to improve your own physique it is a good idea for you to look through the lens of a bodybuilder to see what they do and take a less intense approach. Usually, they have good science to back up their practices.

bodybuilderWith bodybuilding, one of the new practices people use is fasting. Often coined intermittent fasting because there are feasting and fasting windows, this usually has people eat for 8 hours out of the day and fast for the other 16. This is a famous ritual that was made popular by bodybuilders and is now getting more credibility in other elements of society.

The reason it is gaining credibility is because studies show it burns fat better than eating consistently and there is little to no loss in muscle mass. More importantly, it is showing a host of other benefits, such as enhanced cognitive abilities and anti-cancer properties. The majority of people who are fasting find that it is not hard to do after a couple of weeks. During this period, your body is adapting to the new environment without food!

Just try to do fasting for a few weeks and see how you like it. There is no need to do fasts like bodybuilders where you go to extremes and use supplements to reduce your muscle loss, but you can get a lot of the anti-cancer benefits and fat loss benefits by just following a similar regime by not eating 16 hours of the day and then only eating during 8 hours.