Fasting is a part of our daily cycle. Go to sleep, and the time between dinner and breakfast is a fasting period—unless you hit the fridge at 3 a.m. Some choose to fast more often throughout the day as a way to regulate and modify the body’s insulin levels, using the period without food as a “reset” button that allows the body to use its energy for functions other than digestion.
HQ trainer and athlete E.C. Synkowski is no slouch in the gym and has had great success using intermittent fasting as an approach to insulin regulation and recovery. In this video interview by Patrick Cummings, E.C. takes us through the process of getting used to fasting and explains why she does it and how her body has responded over the last few years.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: Diet Secrets of the Tupperware Man by Greg Amundson, published Dec. 29, 2008.