Intermittent fasting, the diet plan where you only eat within an allotted window of time each day, has become an incredibly popular means of weight loss. Advocates of this approach include star CrossFit athlete Rich Froning, who credits the diet with “transforming” his training, and actor Kumail Nanjiani, who says intermittent fasting helped him a lot when he was getting ripped for Marvel’s Eternals.
YouTuber Edward V, aka Fledge Fitness, has been intermittent fasting for seven years. He first started in January 2013 as a New Year’s Resolution; he weighed approximately 230 pounds, and while he had lost weight through myriad other diets, and would then soon gain the weight back after a little while. “I’m not good at creating a specific foods diet system,” he says, “and that’s why intermittent fasting, in which the main focus is timing, was much easier for me.”
After just one month, Edward was pleased with the weight loss results he was seeing. “Not only that, but I was breaking through weight barriers I wasn’t able to break through using all these other diet protocols,” he says.
Excerpted from Men’s Health