Does Alpha look skinnier to you? In the last month, he lost 7 pounds from different types of intermittent fasting. In this video men’s style, grooming, fitness and lifestyle expert, Aaron Marino of IAmAlphaM https://iamalpham.com/ AaronMarino https://aaronmarino.com/ Pete & Pedro https://peteandpedro.com/ Tiege Hanley https://www.tiege.com/and ENEMY https://enemy.com/ said that he got a little chubbier from staying at home, he was a bit bored & wanted something to focus on, and he wanted to see if he could actually do it. He picked the 3 most common which include 16:8, 5:2, and Eat Stop Eat.
Alpha’s prep before fasting
When you are fasting, you can drink coffee, water, and any zero calorie beverage. He also permitted himself some zero calorie Jello. For meals, he consumed a healthy carb, vegetables, healthy fat, and 6-8 ounces of lean protein. Alpha has been obsessed with Butcher Box for the last year. The meat is high standard quality, and they have a wide variety of options which helps him stock his weekly meats supply. He opts for the build you own box, and it’s delivered at your specified shipping frequency on dried ice.
30-Days of Fasting
- He started with the 16:8 method — he restricted calories for 16 hours per day for 10-days. This eating is similar to how he always eats anyway. The first ten days was a piece of cake — he lost 1 pound.
- The 2nd 10-day fast was the 5:2 method where he went back to eating normally until day 2 where he restricted his calories to 700. He ate super low calorie along with drinking a ton of zero calorie beverages and zero calorie Jello. He had 3 fasting days in those 10 days — he lost 3 pounds which he thinks a lot of what he lost was water weight. He felt great during this 10-day period. He wasn’t super crazy hungry as he was eating a lot of protein.
- The last 10-day fast (Eat Stop Eat) was scary for Alpha as he didn’t know how he’d feel fasting for 24-hours. When he did it, he was hungry, miserable, and had a headache. It was horrible. The next 24-hour fast was a little better because he was prepared, but he still got a headache. In the 10-days, he fasted 3 times for 24-hours which he lost a total of 3 pounds.
What he learned and the takeaway
He believes intermittent fasting is effective for maintaining your weight and also losing a bit of weight. He doesn’t recommend fasting for extended periods of time (such as 24-hours) because it didn’t have a lot of benefit and was unpleasant. He says that if you want to try intermittent fasting, opt for the 16:8 because you can eat normally while restricting calories. He also recommends exercising in the morning on an empty stomach and in your target zone. To calculate your target zone: take 220 minus your age = (N). Then multiply that number (N) by .65 and then also by .80 which will give your up and lower target zone ends.