Is Fasting Bad for Women?

Here’s the next episode of the UNCENSORED Podcasts Season 2.

Today’s topic: Intermittent Fasting, Intermittent Feeding and Gender Differences

Could Fasting Actually be Bad for You?

What are the Benefits of Intermittent Fasting?

Could one benefit be a goal to achieve 0% BF?!

Of course not!  When incorporating fasting into your lifestyle you should know what to expect and understand why you are doing it.  Do you want to create room for extra weekend calories? Or use fasting as a tool to lose one additional  pound each week?

When our friend Eric tried fasting at about 7% body fat before his competition he could hardly push to the 24 hour mark and felt terrible. Was this a surprise? Not really.

If you are already ripped, you can’t expect to fast four times a week for 24 hours.  The less body fat you have the more your body will try to “protect it”.

This is something most people don’t realize and even major fitness articles are wrong when they state “Fasting doesn’t work” or  “Intermittent Fasting is Dead” and so on.

Truth be told, intermittent fasting has become quite popular in 2012.  As the trend follows with everything that receives a lot of attention and popularity, there is always some negative feedback attached as well.

Today, we will analyze a blog post from a woman who tried fasting and misunderstood the effects of dieting on her hormones and blamed fasting for being unhealthy. We will also cover her false conclusion of a famous mice study on fat loss and fasting.

John Barban and Brad Pilon will also show you the difference between intermittent fasting and intermittent feeding and explain which is more useful as a fat loss or bodyfat maintenance tool.

In today’s UNCENSORED training, you will also discover:

  • Different fasting protocols you can follow and how to determine which one will fit you the best
  • How to make (intermittent) fasting sustainable
  • Discover at what point you have to reduce the frequency and length of your fasts
  • How to optimise the whole process of dieting so you get the results, feel good, and don’t burn out
  • Learn whether there any “side effects” of dieting or  intermittent fasting/intermittent feeding
  • What steps to take when you read other blog posts about intermittent fasting and want to remain objective
  • How to take into account your limits when training, dieting and fasting
  • What fundamental questions to ask yourself when you reading an article/journal which quotes a research study
  • The second part of the  Eat Stop Eat lifestyle you can’t forget about
  • What the signals indicate you to stop fasting
  • The difference between intermittent fasting and intermittent feeding and when to use them


About Vaclav Gregor

Vaclav is part of the Adonis/Venus Lifestyle team, he writes articles for both sites and also designs new workouts.

You can read his story over at Adonis site here: click here.

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  1. That’s looks like a great podcast! But it is frustrating that I could only access it as a immersion client:-/
    Please, please, please!! make your podcast more accessible for all!!

    • Alina,
      First of all, Immersion is an amazing value. For a tiny amount of money, you get an incredible ongoing education where John and Brad P distill the latest research into a form the rest of us can easily comprehend. You also get access to all the VI products that have yet to be!

      But the information covered in the uncensored podcasts cannot be simply put up for all to access. It’s too controversial (truth is often like that).

      • Yes, Naomi, you are right that not all people can handle the truth. My point is that it would be nice to have a possibility to buy single podcast. I don’t want to buy immersion, as I’m not interested in VI workouts, but I’m interested in the research part, and I wish I could buy single podcasts.
        I just would like to have more choice:-)

      • Yes Naomi, you’re right, not all can handle the truth.
        But it would be great to have a possibility to buy single podcasts. I’m not going to buy the immersion, as I’m not interested in the VI workouts. I would only like to be able to buy those podcasts on topics that are particularly interesting for me.

  2. I loved this podcast and how it clarified Intermittent Fasting VS Intermittent FEEDING. If you are fasting every day and eating only during a small window or one meal, that is Intermittent Feeding, not Intermittent Fasting.

    Intermittent Fasting is when you eat normal every day and take a break from eating (or fast) on occasion or intermittently. A normal sleep fast is just part of normal eating.

    I did this almost two years ago; I ate one meal a day for about three months. It’s okay for short periods of time when you have fat storage on your body, but it started messing me up when I got down to low body fat. I didn’t know it at the time, I had never been lean before, but now it makes total sense. Lean athletes should not be intermittent feeding (or possibly even intermittent fasting) and working extremely hard at training at the same time.

    Awesome article and podcast. Great job Brad and John. LOL I’m so glad we are all part of your great experiment. 🙂 At least you use our experiences and data and give us great things like this.

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