Fasting

The Diet Made For Guys, According To Evolution

Intermittent Fasting is a diet that’s all the rage at the moment.

But what’s really interesting is how many guys are raving about it. 

And they’re not just talking about weight loss. 

(Even though thousands of men have used IF to lose weight when all other diets have failed)

They’re also talking about looking… Well, just more manly and attractive!

We thought this was probably bunkum.

Until our readers started sending photos like these:

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So we decided to dig a little deeper… 

And, I’m not going to lie, what we found out is pretty crazy! 

But when you hear it, it actually makes perfect sense… 

Why You Never See A Pudgy Dude In A Cave Painting

To explain why guys are getting these results, I’m going to take you way back to caveman times.

So picture yourself dressed to impress in your wooly mammoth pelt.

Then ask yourself — At your current weight, would you be catching a saber tooth tiger for dinner? Or would a saber tooth tiger be catching you for dinner?

You see, all cavemen had to be in peak physical condition or else they’d end up as lunch meat. Literally.

But it goes without saying that Ugg and Zog weren’t pumping iron or testing out the latest fad diets.

So how could they stay trim and muscular enough to hunt down dinner at a moment’s notice?

Well, it wasn’t so much to do with what they ate as how they ate…

You see, as hunter-gatherers, there would be huge gaps between meals.

Luckily, evolution did it’s thing. 

So men could still remain physically able to hunt after not eating for hours… Or even days…

In these hunter-gatherer societies, men and women adapted differently to periods of little food. 

Women’s metabolisms slowed down. This meant they actually got fatter. So they could survive a potential long-term famine and raise the kids.

But men responded in a completely different way…

A way which gave them the physique and fuel necessary to hunt… 

And here’s the thing…

This reaction to fasting is still in our genes…

Which is why Intermittent Fasting works so darn well for men.

And I’m not just getting this from cave paintings!

Research reveals these genetic adaptations are still seen in men today. 

Here are these evolutionary benefits of Intermittent Fasting, according to science.

#1 Boosts Your Metabolism 

A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found… 

A 3-day fast actually increased men’s metabolism by 14 whole percent!1

This is huge, when you consider that according to the National Health Service

“Crash diets and other calorie-restricted diets can slow your metabolism”2

If you’ve failed on diets before, it’s likely this is the reason.

This is why it makes perfect sense that Intermittent Fasting works where fad diets fail. 

#2 Gets Testosterone Working For You

One study published in Nutrition Reviews found… 

Intermittent Fasting increases testosterone utilization between 10 and 200 percent.3

Healthline reports the following benefits of testosterone.4

  • Healthy heart and blood
  • Less fat, more muscle
  • Stronger bones
  • Better verbal memory, spatial abilities, or mathematical reasoning
  • Better libido
  • Improved mood

But that’s not all, CNN Health reported on a study in Nature Communications. The study found that…

“Men with higher testosterone levels tended to have… faces that were more attractive to women.”5 

This may have something to do with what Intermittent Fasters are calling “Face Gains”. 

Many men on the diet are reporting how their faces have become more chiselled. 

For some of them, it’s one of the first signs of the diet’s transformative effects.

Face Gains

#3 Skyrockets Your Growth Hormone

The study in Nutrition Reviews also found… 

Intermittent fasting leads to an increase in growth hormone… Of between 100 and 200 percent!3

Why’s that such a good thing?

Well, Farr Institute reports the following benefits of human growth hormone6:

  • Advanced loss of body fat
  • Enhanced muscle growth
  • Increased exercise capacity
  • Improved fracture healing
  • Tougher bones
  • Improved cognitive capabilities and moods
  • Restoration of erectile function
  • Decreased cardiovascular diseases risk
  • Stronger immune system
  • Slower aging rates

In fact, growth hormone is so powerful for the physique, athletes are doping with it! According to the British Journal Of Sport Medicine, they are using it to increase muscle mass.7 

Of course, we’re not advocating doping! But this sheds light on why Intermittent Fasting makes such a difference to men’s bodies. Without them having to spend hours on end in the gym.

How To Do Intermittent Fasting Right

As you can see from all the scientific reports, Intermittent Fasting is a healthy way for men to transform their bodies. 

And it’s based on the way we actually evolved. Which is why so many thousands of men have lost weight with it. Even when no diet has ever worked for them before.

But before you rush off and wait 3 days until your next meal, a word of warning!

Jumping straight in can actually do more harm than good.

If you don’t go about IF the right way, you can cause a stress response in your body. Which can actually lead to more food cravings!

There are at least 6 popular ways to do IF…. 

Like the 16/8 method, the 5:2 diet, Eat Stop Eat, alternate-day fasting, The Warrior Diet and spontaneous meal skipping…

And if you don’t pick the right one for you, you may not maximize results.

You can hire a personal nutritionist to ensure you avoid the stress response and pick the right programme… 

If you fancy laying out that kind of money.

But there’s a much cheaper option that works just as well… 

DoFasting is an app that gives you the exact roadmap and meal plans to nail IF. 

And, most importantly, it’s customized to your body, age, and food tastes. 

It’s put together by professional nutritionists, so you don’t have to second guess everything you eat. Or whether you’re following the right plan for your body. 

You can take their free 2 minute quiz to see what kind of results you can expect from 28 days of intermittent fasting.

Sources

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10837292
  2. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/metabolism-and-weight-loss/
  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26374764/
  4. https://www.healthline.com/health/benefits-testosterone#benefits
  5. https://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/22/health/living-well/testosterone-women/index.html
  6. https://www.farrinstitute.org/hgh-benefits/
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2657499/

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