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November 30, 2019

Goal Achieved for Week 1

Half Way Through My 2 Week Plan

Phil Upper Body Flex

As outlined in my previous post Keto Diet + Intermittent Fasting my aim was to reduce my body fat percentage by 2% over a two week period, while maintaining muscle mass with minimal weight loss.

At two months away from my 75th birthday, I also wanted to put to bed these four Internet-based "facts":

  1. You naturally put on weight as you age.
  2. Your body fat percentage always goes up with your age, especially for women.
  3. Older people should avoid weight training because of the danger to their joints and muscles.
  4. It's difficult to get a six-pack after 40 and impossible after 50.

The planned methodology was the Keto Diet, intermittent fasting between breakfast and dinner, weights work on alternate days, stretches, abs and aerobics comprising walk, bike and HIIT. And no alcohol!

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November 19, 2019

Keto Diet + Intermittent Fasting

Phil Bench Press

Can I Use Keto and Intermittent Fasting to Achieve a Goal?

These are some "facts" according to (Internet) conventional wisdom:

  1. You naturally put on weight as you age.
  2. Your body fat percentage always goes up with your age, especially for women.
  3. Older people should avoid weight training because of the danger to their joints and muscles.
  4. It's difficult to get a six-pack after 40 and impossible after 50.

Well, I'm going to see what I can do to challenge these over a mere 2 weeks. Are they fact or myth?

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