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Intermittent Fasting Doesn’t Work, and It May Have Potential Downside Effect. Really?

If you’re an intermittent fasting/time-restricted feeding enthusiast or proponent, you may have heard about a recent study that took the health and fitness industry by surprise.

The internet was flooded with headlines like this one from the New York Times: “A Potential Downside of Intermittent Fasting — A rigorous three-month study found that people lost little weight, and much of that may have been from muscle.”

And this one from Insider “A doctor who has been intermittent fasting for years said he quit because his new study showed it has little benefit for health or weight loss.”

In case you haven’t seen or read any of the articles, the discussion was about the TREAT trial study that was recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The TREAT trial was a randomised controlled trial that looked at the efficacy and effectiveness of time-restricted feeding (TRF) on weight loss (the primary outcome) and metabolic health (the secondary outcome).

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How To Turn Your Body Into A Fat-Burning Machine

In Nigeria, eight of out ten women who exercise do so because they want to lose weight. In this post, I want to show you two simple ways to turn your body into a fat-burning machine so that you can finally lose weight and feel good.

Two Simple Ways To Turn Your Body Into A Fat-Burning Machine

#1 Become Metabolically Flexible

One of the reasons some people are always eating/hungry is because they lack METABOLIC FLEXIBILITY.

A lack of metabolic flexibility will make it difficult for your body to metabolise fat for energy efficiently. The implication of that is, your body has to always rely more on glucose (carbohydrates) to fuel cellular activities. Even though you have tons of energy stored as fat, you don't have the metabolic flexibility to access the energy. So you eat and eat and gain weight.

One's ability for metabolic flexibility is dependently on the function of the mitochondria — the powerhouse of the cells.

If your body can metabolise fat efficiency, you will have the flexibility to switch fuel sources throughout the day. What that means is you won't always be hungry (you won't get hungry as soon as your last meal disappears from your stomach). Your body will be able to switch to the fat-burning mode, instead of relying on carbohydrates at all times.

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Stop Feeding Your Kids The Foods They Love

One day after my group exercise class, I was having a Ask Me Anything session with the ladies in the class.

At a point, we started talking about the children and what we feed them. All the women, except one, are parents, so they are legitimately concerned about the stuff their kids eat.

Here is what we concluded: if it's not good for you as a parent it's not okay for your child!

I hear parents say this all the time, "Children need this and that to grow" Or, "If you don't give it to them, don't won't eat"

I disagree with both statements.

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