By Thomas DeLauer

Let HYLETE Health Advisor Thomas DeLauer aid you in deciding between intermittent or long-term fasting. Choose carefully when selecting a type of fast because this decision can make a difference in the type of goal you are trying to achieve. Whether you’re trying to recover from a night out or looking to change your body composition, fasting can help you obtain a specific goal.

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Thomas DeLauer is no stranger when it comes to fasting, watch his video on 2 ways fasting burns fat.


About the Author

From 280lbs to the Covers of Magazines... All by living a lifestyle that is honest and real. Thomas DeLauer brings the nutrition expertise along with a unique perspective on health and wellness that is everything HYLETE.

The following is a transcription of the above video:

What's going on HYLETE nation? It's Thomas DeLauer, the voice of the HYLETE community, and today I want to give you some information regarding fasting to help you determine whether you want to be doing intermittent fasting, or if you want to experiment with some longer-term fasting, because there are benefits to each, and there are cons to each.

You see, you might be someone that's going to prefer a longer-term fast if you're after more of the cleansing visits. You see, the Autophagy Journal actually found that autophagy increased by 300% in liver cells after a 24 hour fast. What that means to you is if you're someone that's trying to cleanse or trying to just recover from maybe a night out, longer fasts done infrequently might be a better choice for you. But if you're someone that's trying to change your body composition or you're trying to change your performance or your insulin sensitivity, then intermittent fasting might be for you.

Now, what's the difference really quick? Intermittent fasting is going to be where you're fasting for periods of 16 to 18 hours multiple times per week, whereas prolonged fasting is going to be a fast that's 24 to 48 hours, sometimes even upwards of 48 hours maybe once a month, or at the most, twice per month. Now, longer term fasts are, also, going to be geared for people that are a little bit more experienced when it comes down to fasting, whereas intermittent fasting is a better lifestyle choice for someone that's indoctrinating themselves into a healthier lifestyle.

If you have any ideas on future videos, or you just have questions on this topic, this is your place to engage. I'm the voice of the HYLETE community. I want to make sure that you've heard and made sure that you're getting the information that you want to hear, and I'll see you in the next HYLETE video.