by Christian Duque
It seems like there is a theological war between Mark Wahlberg and Dr. on Instagram Oz, who has even shaken the world of bodybuilding gurus. In fact, RxMuscle's David Palumbo even weighed in from her Cape Coral news desk. The truth is that this debate is bigger than that of the last two influencers fighting over it. Intermittent fasting works with countless success stories; It's a diet I've followed for over six months, and frankly it's the only thing that worked for me.
The idea that I.F. hampers muscle growth, muscle repair and / or increases muscle wasting is ridiculous. I may not be a bodybuilder, even less successful bodybuilding shows, but I feel much healthier, go to the gym, and I'm never hungry. Anything that goes against the basic food patterns that old school fitness enthusiasts have sworn by for ages has a huge impact. Do you really have to eat every 2-3 hours? Is it necessary to consume 1-2 grams of protein per pound of body weight? Do we still advocate theories that have long been refuted? While the recommended daily allowance is extremely low, some of the protein numbers pushed by so-called gurus are enough to get your kidneys out of your body by the age of 40. There is no need to fill in protein, complex carbohydrates and minimal fats all day. Intermittent fasting works especially in ordinary people.
Nonetheless, this struggle against the IG is a great one, since the fact that these two giants are discussing it will undoubtedly stimulate more people to research nutrition, regardless of the outcome of public opinion. Most Americans have no idea what they eat, and this can help make obesity not only so common, but largely underestimated. Adult diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure can be prevented by a better understanding of the diet. The truth is that many Americans live a sedentary lifestyle without weight training or cardiovascular activity, associated with food intake, dehydration, and a strong reliance on stimulants (e.g., coffee, tea, energy drink, etc.). What if fasting actually increases energy, dissolves attitudes, counteracts the aging process and improves quality of life? All because you eat less often. I'm just asking the question.
But no, you can't even ask the question because this debate is about a very important part of our culture as Americans!
The truth is that folk customs call breakfast the most important meal of the day, but what do many Americans have for it? Sugar-rich cereals, bread, orange juice? What Wahlberg (and even Palumbo) didn't mention is that fasting increases the release of natural growth hormone. It also helps shrink the stomach, curb appetite, and gives the person zero calories. I usually eat between 2300 and 2700 calories in my window. Usually my window is 8 hours long, but I prefer 6 hours when I do my best. How I eat these 2,700 calories is up to me. I can eat chipotle, protein shakes, half a liter of ice cream, anything I want. That being said, I understand that nobody who really loves bodybuilding wants to hear the age-old approach of a flexible diet. This is a heresy for most, but it actually works for others.
The bottom line is that intermittent fasting has proven to be an effective way to fight obesity and deserves recognition for it alone. Still, the fight for breakfast is a victory for Wahlberg – for a variety of reasons – many of which, if any, have little to do with health.
When do most people drink milk? Breakfast. When do most people – from children to adults – eat cereals? Breakfast. There is a whole aisle – from every supermarket – in America that deals with grain – a whole aisle! If everyone skipped breakfast, Kellogs and General Mills would be done. The milk lobby would go crazy! Imagine how much money would be lost if Americans suddenly said goodbye to the craziest sugary "meal" of the day. Did you see which schools offer breakfast these days? It is nothing more than simple sugar, bad fats and hardly any protein. This is the most important meal of the day?!?!
When adults are fasting intermittently, wake up, drink a cup or two of coffee, and start your day. Your gut is not overworked, you have great mental clarity, and these cups of coffee bring you tons of antioxidants, curb your appetite, and regulate healthy insulin levels. I have no problem training with fasting, just like countless other people have no problem with training fasting cardio. It is also not necessary to eat immediately after training. Do lions eat every 2-3 hours to maintain their strength and size? Do rhinos eat every 2-3 hours? These massive animals eat once a day, if that. The idea that there is an “anabolic window” for half an hour after you put down the dumbbells to go out to eat sounds a bit silly. There has to be a point where people differentiate between science and sheer madness. Marketing has replaced reason.
Again, I am not a doctor, I have no medical training and I only speak for myself and what worked for me. However, I find it very interesting that Mark is fighting so hard to defend the worst meal of the day for many Americans. Even lunch and dinner are higher in protein, but many families have a pop cake and some O.J. before you go out the door. This is pure sugar, unnecessary insulin tips and terrible falls. There is a reason why people in this country are always hungry. There's a lot of money in keeping Americans overweight and out of shape, and plunging deeper into the black hole of ignorance they are in.
How do you see intermittent fasting? “Breakfast” is not a bodybuilding meal either. Breakfast is not "Meal 1" because breakfast as we know it is not a meal. It's an excuse to eat trash. The term "breakfast" is part of the 3-meal diet of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner is the largest meal, followed by little to no activity. Eat some food and then do nothing. Yes, does that make sense, Mark? Anyway, I'm curious to see what you think of it.
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