8 Surprising Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

In this post, I’ll be training you on the many benefits of intermittent fasting. And also some of the key foods you’re going to want to be eating if you’re going to be following intermittent fasting type of diet.

Promotes HGH

It promotes HGH, that’s human growth hormone. You know, there was an article written years ago by Herschel Walker, a famous Georgia running back and also was a very prosperous NFL running back. In fact, broke the rookie running record in terms of yards per carry.

You know, most people today as we age, our human growth hormone declines. And this is why you’ll see a lot of men with low testosterone, have low human growth hormone. When women start to age faster, get brittle bone, their human growth hormones lower. Naturally having more human growth hormone tends to mean you’re younger, you’re more vibrant, you’re more energetic. But again if it’s low, that starts leaning toward sickness and disease.

Now, some people as they age will start to try and do testosterone injections and other things that are synthetic. The problem is those outsides in things that are unnatural also have serious side effects versus ideally, you want to boost the human growth hormone in your own body and keep it high, one of the best ways to do that: intermittent fasting.

You know, also if you were working out on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, boost your human growth hormone by sometimes more than a 1000% can go sky high.


One of the biggest ways you can actually increase the human growth hormone is by intermittent fasting and coupling it with heavy weight training. It’s a great way to stay younger longer.


We’ve talked about anti-aging. So much of aging is sort of balancing hormones in your body as you age, from human growth hormone to cortisol levels, to insulin. We want to keep your cortisol levels balanced. Really one of the keys to doing that is intermittent fasting.

An intermittent fasting diet, most people might have their first meal at 1 o’clock. Maybe they’ll do two meals a day. They’ll eat at 1 o’clock and around 5 or 6, and that’s what they do. You’re always skipping breakfast when you’re intermittent fasting. Some people eat at noon, 3 and 6. That’s another option if you still want to get three meals.

But in general with intermittent fasting, is you’re waiting to eat, and it’s really eating possibly more like our ancestors did. You know, our ancestors we don’t know that they necessarily ate something every morning and then they might have gone out and worked for a while. Then when they started getting hungry, then they would eat. They were really listening to their body.


Intermittent fasting can promote anti-aging because of how it balances out cortisol, human growth hormone, insulin, and other hormones that really affect aging.

Improve sports performance

You know, a lot of this has to do with again HGH. You know the best athletes are faster and they are stronger. Stronger has a lot to do with that human growth hormone, which a lot of people try and cheat the system and do anabolic steroids.

Here’s the truth. You can boost your own internal natural steroids and your own anabolic system if you follow intermittent fasting, and especially if you couple that with weightlifting and burst training or high-intensity training. Doing those things together really helps boost that human growth hormone, which will boost your strength and help sports performance.


Many athletes cheat the system because they take anabolic steroids to boost their growth hormone. You can do it naturally by doing intermittentĀ fasting.

Normalizes insulin sensitivity

Now, this is huge. You know, people with diabetes, we know that they have insulin spikes. We know that they are having issues with their insulin receptor sites with diabetes. So obviously, this helps that.

But a lot of people don’t also realize that insulin has a lot to do with weight gain. Also, insulin has to lot to do with other hormones being balanced in the body like progesterone and estrogen. And oftentimes what happens if insulin stays imbalanced, progesterone gets low, estrogen gets high. That can lead to issues like infertility in women. It can lead to PCOS, that’s polycystic ovary syndrome, severe PMS symptoms. A number of hormonal health conditions are related to insulin imbalance.

What happens to a lot of people who eat these carby breakfasts, which your body can deal with because you fasted for eight hours. But then for lunch, we do a lot more carbs. So what happens is you hit that like 2 or 3 o’clock coma, you want to go into a nap. You know, that’s what happens when you have insulin levels that don’t balance. So ideally what you do is, you miss breakfast and then you’re eating a diet that’s high in protein, fiber, healthy fat, and other antioxidants


Do intermittent fasting and follow a diet that has protein, fiber, healthy fat, some other antioxidants in it, and that’s what’s going keep you really leveled and energized all day long and help normalize insulin sensitivity.

Regulates ghrelin levels

Now, ghrelin is known as your body’s hunger hormone, so maybe you’ve been in that position where you are just hungry, you’re famished, and your body says, “I need more food.”

Well, when you start intermittent fasting, you might have that for about three days. But after three days, that starts to go away. When you do intermittent fasting the right way and eating foods that are high in fat, protein, and fiber like an example of a meal would be for breakfast, doing a smoothie, doing bone broth protein with some coconut milk with maybe a little bit of fiber like a chia seed or flaxseed, you can do a few berries in there.

Another meal a 3 o’clock lunch and you’re doing like a big salad with lettuce and chicken breast and olive oil and that type of thing. And for dinner, organic meat like a triple dose of vegetables, some more healthy fat like an avocado. That’s the ideal meal plan.

If you eat meals like noon, 3 and 6, it’s going to help kill off that hunger hormone or balance that out.

And also there’s another hormone intermittent fasting helps balance out called leptin. And leptin is really released by some of your fat cells and it’s really what tells your body that you need to burn fat or to store fat, more fat in your system.


Intermittent fasting can also help in a major way with balancing out ghrelin hormone that causes cravings.

Lowers triglycerides

You know, it’s interesting, there’s this debate between the holistic natural health community and the medical community, and the medical community is saying cholesterol is what causes heart disease. Really, it’s not cholesterol. It’s high LDL cholesterol and low HDL cholesterol.

But one of the things you want to do look at with your heart health is overall triglycerides. We know, triglycerides, when those get high, those can actually increase your likelihood of having clogged arteries and a heart attack or stroke.

So what we want to do is balance out those triglyceride levels. You lower triglycerides by consuming a lot of herbs. Things like cinnamon and ginger and turmeric, and also by intermittent fasting.

Doing those things together is going to help bring those triglyceride levels back into balance.


When you have high triglycerides, you are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. Having proper intermittent fasting will reduce triglycerides levels.


This is probably one of the greatest benefits of intermittent fasting. So think about this, when you wake up and eat first thing in the morning, that’s 7 a.m. and you eat another little snack at 8 or 9 your body’s only getting about maybe 8 to 10 hours of rest while you sleep at night.

If you eat a meal, let’s say at 1, and your next meal at 6, where your body’s digesting for about five hours there or maybe let’s say six even while your body’s have an extra eight hours, let’s say 18 hours for your liver to detox, for your colon to cleanse, for your lungs to filter, for your kidneys to balance out these fluids in your system. It’s giving your body more time to not have to work.

Foods don’t heal you, your body heals itself. Your liver detoxes, so milk thistle or turmeric or beets. None of those things actually heal you. They support your organ in functioning. Your liver detoxes, your body heals itself.

So the important thing to remember is, the best thing you can do for your body is practice fasting and really resting your body. This is why fasting itself has been practiced for thousands of years. If it’s referenced throughout the Bible, for fasting, for spiritual insights and for overall health, it’s referenced in Chinese medicine, fasting, Ayurvedic medicine, so we know that fasting was recommended by Hippocrates and Galen, the fathers of Western medicine, so we know there are many benefits of fasting.


One of the biggest reasons for doing this is that it supports the detoxification of your organs.

Weight loss

Probably, one of the biggest reasons people will use it is, when you’re intermittent fasting, again, you’re experiencing the benefits of killing off your hunger hormones, balancing out insulin levels, having more anti-aging hormones, detoxification. All of these things benefit weight loss.

And also, when people tend to eat less meals or closer meals together, they tend to eat less calories. Overall, it supports weight loss in a major way.

Also doing this combination of a diet where you mix intermittent fasting with a ketogenic diet for 30 days, marrying those two diets together is the fastest way to burn fat and lose weight you could ever imagine.

That’s a combination of a ketogenic diet plus intermittent fasting for about a 30 day to a 90 day period really leads to rapid weight loss.


Having a problem with your weight? Want to cut some fat? Try intermittent fasting with the ketogenic diet, just for 30 days. You will get the best results ever.