For years, eating small, frequent meals has been the default plan of attack for keeping metabolism up, maintaining stable blood sugar levels, and burning body fat. But new research is starting to turn all of that on its head. Intermittent Fasting (IF) is based on setting up periods of feeding and fasting that allow you to burn fat and build muscle with a single approach to eating. Watch the video to learn how the diet works, and keep an eye out for a complete IF meal plan from Nate Miyaki, author of Intermittent Feast: An Evolutionary & Scientific Approach to Weight Loss, in an upcoming issue of Men’s Fitness.
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