I am committed to a high-performance life so that I can show up fully and serve those in my life, my family, my team and the incredible members I meet at 24 Hour Fitness.
As part of my high-performance lifestyle, I’ve consulted with my doctors and coaches and I tend to follow the low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) or ketogenic approach to my diet. I also incorporate intermittent fasting quite extensively (especially when I am traveling).
There are many synergies between the two approaches. Both have the goal of lowering insulin—which many believe is the key driver of obesity—and renewing health at a cellular level through the process of autophagy. Intermittent fasting tends to be more intense than LCHF diets because it restricts everything. However, athletes and fit pros alike often report that fasting is an easy extension of their ketogenic diet. Once your body is fat adapted, it is not challenging to transition to fasting, and in fact, many people find it enjoyable. I am one of those people.
Intermittent fasting is a simple and powerful strategy. It’s easy to understand and straightforward to follow. (Don’t eat except during certain preset feeding windows.) Intermittent fasting has a legacy (men and women have experienced fasting since the beginning of humanity), it doesn’t cost anything to do it (it’s free), and it actually saves time typically spent shopping, cooking and cleaning up.