[Reading up on diet news]
[This is it!]
[Intermittent Fasting — Do or Don’t?]
[Is it okay to eat anything after fasting?]
[What’s the correct diet method?]
[Will I faint if I try intermittent fasting?]
[How many hours do I need to fast?]
[16 hours fast is harder than I thought…]
[Is IF really good for me?]
[Please answer me, JJ!]
Today’s topic was requested by
so many of our viewers.
You asked for my thoughts on
the recent diet trend —
Many asked me,
“What do you think about intermittent fasting?” and
“Does intermittent fasting really work?”
So I watched the SBS documentary
and took notes.
Here’s my summary.
The key point of the documentary was this.
Eat during 8 hours of the day
and keep your stomach empty
for the other 16 hours.
It sounds appealing.
Many people find it hard to
keep to a strict diet regimen,
so intermittent fasting could sound very convenient.
However, the food you’re allowed to eat
during these 8 hours are
not whatever you can eat
but a carefully planned diet.
In other words,
it doesn’t mean
“I can eat whatever and however much I want!”
You have to calculate the proper ratio of
carbs, protein, and fat,
and eat proper portions
within the 8 hours,
and you can lose weight in a healthy way.
This was the takeaway message.
This method is the opposite of
my usual diet method.
No breakfast vs
no skipping breakfast
No meal before bed vs
eat your last meal 3 hours before bed
Keep a long window of fasting vs.
do not fast more than 3 hours.
Looking at these few points,
they sound completely opposite.
So I kind of expected to get many questions.
First of all, I am in no way against
the intermitten fasting method
described in that documentary.
There are many different
diet methods in the world.
Some of them are
polar opposites of each other.
But each method is backed by
strong scientific and clinical evidence.
These are highly credible,
scientific research papers.
These papers present experts and success cases.
So if you pick any popular diet regimen,
and look for research data
that supports the method,
and successful cases,
you can make a convincing argument that
your method is the best diet method.
It makes you think,
“this is it!”
The problem is that every diet method
has such strong evidence.
My method of balanced diet is also
backed by medical evidence, reearch data, successful case group, and field experts.
We talked about Low Carb vs. Low Fat diets
during our last live stream.
These two methods are based on
completely opposite philosophies.
Low fat diet is based on the belief that
fat is the main cause of obesity.
So they recommend eating carb + protein.
On the other hand,
the low carb diet believes that
carbohydrates cause obesity,
and recommends a fat + protein diet.
Stanford University researchers
published a study where
609 people were randomly assigned
either low-carb or low-fat diet for a year,
and they watched their weight change.
Top few percent experienced
a dramatic weight loss.
but most people’s weight
didn’t change all that much.
Some even gained weight.
The researchers answered this question
with a painful truth.
Most people fail to keep to
their assigned diet regimen.
Intermittent fasting and my balanced diet method
are kind of contradictory in a way.
But I believe that
any diet method,
with sufficient data and research evidence,
means that if you stick to it 100% perfectly,
you will get a positive result.
Of course each individual is different,
and the effect may vary
from person to person.
The important thing is,
every diet regimen has its pros and cons.
You may experience negative effects
because that diet was not good for
the condition of your body,
or maybe because you were unable to
follow the diet correctly.
Sometimes we like to declare,
“This diet doesn’t work for me!”
it’s not true that the diet is
not a good fit for me.
It’s because I didn’t follow it correctly.
In other words,
you can benefit from intermittent fasting,
if you do it correctly.
But for some people with
sensitivity to carbohydrates,
if you do this without professional help
you could end up overeating carbs
during the 8 hours,
failing to adhere to a proper, healthy diet.
Also, if you are underweight or at a normal weight,
and the purpose of your diet is to
get a better physique,
because you have an imbalance of
body muscle and fat.
In that case, a long fast may not help
your goal of muscle gain.
On the other hand,
recommended this diet for
people who are overweight or hypertensive.
If this is your case,
intermittent fasting alone can help you
lose weight and improve your symptoms.
But not every dieter has
obesity or hypertension.
it’s important to determine your diet goals
specific to your body condition,
and find a good diet for
your specific body and goals.
Many people, especially women, believe they need to “lose weight”
but actually have a normal weight
but have too much body fat.
In my case,
my diet goal is not to just lose weight
but to improve abs, body line,
and overall physique.
So I tend to prefer diets that
help you improve overall body shape,
rather than focusing only on weight loss.
On the other hand,
if you don’t follow the diet correctly
and make your own rules
it’s not likely to produce
a successful result
and may even cause side effects.
The documentary also clearly said that
intermittent fasting doesn’t mean
you can eat anything and everything.
It’s eating a balanced, healthy diet
within a certain time period.
But if you decide that
I had no food for 16 hours, so
I can eat anything I want for 8 hours,
and end up eating too much too fast,
you may not lose any weight
and end up developing bulimia.
This goes the same way for my method.
I said to have a planned meal,
proper portion, every 3-4 hours.
But if I just ate everything I want
every 3-4 hours?
Or if I did it properly
but only 3-4 days a week?
I will neither lose weight
nor improve physique.
Personally, I have not benefitted
from intermittent fasting.
So rather than asking me,
you should find people who have
succeeded with intermittent fasting
and are maintaining that body,
and ask yourself,
do their results align with
my personal body goals?
Also, consider your personal
lifestyle, medical history,
and food preferences
when planning a diet.
Although I’m not a follower of
I was intrigued by the TV documentary
I could see how it could help
some people lose weight.
Provided that you
maintain that strict schedule
for a long time.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy solution
this is not the answer.
People in the documentary
had a very strict diet.
You still have to limit eating out, portions,
and certain types of food.
So I hope you don’t have
any more question on this.
I hope you take away from this video that
there is no one absolute diet method that
will give everyone a dramatic result
but rather, people who succeed
will succeed with any diet
and if you don’t follow the rules correctly,
it won’t matter which diet you choose.
So don’t worry about
which diet method to choose.
Choose one, and stick with it long term.
Do it right.
Don’t switch or give up.
That’s the only way to experience
the benefits of that method.
I’ll be back with more
diet info and popular diet issues.
To be soon!
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