Eat Stop Eat was created by Canadian, Brad Pilon, who discovered fasting as a way to improve body composition (that’s to say: lose fat and gain muscle) during his graduate research at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada. In the course of his studies he discovered that a lot of his beliefs about what and when we should eat for health were, in fact, wrong. He set out to create a system “to help you lose fat and gain muscle as simply as possible.” It is very simple, but the speed of weight loss might be slower than with 5:2 (above) as there is no calorie restriction.
How do I do it?
Fast days: on one or two days a week (preferably not consecutive), take no calories for 24 hours. The 24 hours can start/end whenever you like (most people tend to start their fast after their evening meal and then fast through until the next day’s evening meal).
Non-fast days: eat whatever you like, in normal, sensible amounts. In fact, pretend the fast days haven’t even happened. There are no calorie restrictions on either fast days or non-fast days.
FastDay says: If you prefer to fast for 24 hours with no calories, then this is a very easy fasting method – no meal planning and no calorie counting. Weight loss is not guaranteed, but this could make it a good choice as a maintenance strategy, with fasting this way once or twice a week.
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