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My Experience with Intermittent Fasting and the Ketogenics Diet

Posted: February 06, 2018

A student of mine recently asked me if I knew what Intermittent Fasting was and I said, "Of course I do I've been doing it for over 5 years now". It combines healthy eating and fasting everyday instead of doing one long fast a couple times a year. I find that the IF method helps build discipline in my daily routine, I do not get bloated and I sleep a lot better. Doing spinning kicks and teaching 5 classes a day, I need to feel at my best. When my head hits that pillow I'm out for the count within minutes. I feel completely AWESOME when I wake up, I'm currently on a 20/4 IF Routine plus or minus and hour on some days. I suggest starting at 16/8 then working up to 20/4. Men and Women do not have the same results.
 
Last Summer while on a relaxed Intermittent Fasting schedule 16/8, I jumped on the Ketogenics Diet to see what is was all about. I loved the fact that you can eat BACON, BACON, BACON. Did I mention BACON. On the Ketogenics Diet NO CARBS, Only FAT and Protein. I honesty enjoyed eating avocado, butter, bacon, and other fatty foods but the problem I ran into was preparation. Once the kids went back to school and running around with my 3 kids, the dojo and their activities I had no time to prep. I do miss the BACON however I tightened up a couple notches on the belt and jumped back on a tight IF schedule then the holidays came and I slacked off a little but we are all human so dont get upset, just get back on the ball and refocus. After the Holidays I jumped a quick fast for 72 hours and then back to a 20/4 IF schedule. We are all human just do your best and if you cheat once in a while its okay just get back on track.
 
Here are 2 articles on Intermittent Fasting and Ketogenics Diet......ENJOY!
 
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/ketogenic-diet-is-the-ultimate-low-carb-diet-good-for-you-2017072712089
 
http://dailyburn.com/life/health/intermittent-fasting-methods/
 
 
 
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