Intermittent Fasting for Maximal Weight Loss
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Intermittent Fasting for Maximal Weight Loss

How to combine intermittent fasting with high-intensity interval training for maximum fat loss.
4.2 (34 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
338 students enrolled
Created by Michael Lara
Last updated 6/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course, you will be able to:
  • Provide a working definition of intermittent fasting
  • Describe the health benefits associated with brief fasting
  • Understand the common variants of intermittent fasting
  • Describe the type of diet to follow when not fasting
  • Describe the types of supplements to use to optimize your results
  • Outline a strategy for combining exercise with fasting
  • Understand the unique benefits of resistance training while in the fasted state
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Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites though an understanding of basic nutrition principles is helpful.
Description

Intermittent fasting is a nutrition strategy that alternates brief periods of fasting with non-fasting. Fasting periods are typically less than 24 hours and no more than three days per week. The health benefits are numerous and include weight reduction and improvement in brain function. In this one-hour course, Dr. Michael Lara, a board-certified physician (M.D.), will teach you everything you need to know to get started with intermittent fasting. Included in the course are 5 lectures covering the following topics:

  • What is Intermittent Fasting?
  • The Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
  • The Different Types of Intermittent Fasting Programs 
  • What to Eat When NOT Fasting
  • The Role of Exercise: Resistance Training versus Aerobic Training
You will also learn about how to integrate useful supplements such as fish oil, coconut oil, fiber, and branched chain amino acids to get the most out of this dynamic combination of diet and exercise. 

Included with each lesson are detailed transcripts of each lecture along with quizzes that highlight key points. Also included is the downloadable e-book, "A Quick Start Guide To Intermittent Fasting". 

If your diet and exercise program isn't working for you, "Get Pumped" will show you an evidence-based strategy to finally meet your body composition goals. 

Who is the target audience?
  • The course is intended for a general audience.
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Curriculum For This Course
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An Overview of Intermittent Fasting
1 Lecture 10:29
An introduction to intermittent fasting and real-world example of the transformation that is possible by practicing this nutrient-timing strategy. 
Introduction: What is Intermittent Fasting?
10:29

This quiz covers the key points about intermittent fasting covered in this lecture. 

Key Points from Lecture One
2 questions
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The Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
1 Lecture 11:39
This lecture discusses in details the health benefits of intermittent fasting, including improvements in blood glucose, reduction of inflammation, and increases in neurogenesis, the process by which the brain generates new cells. 
Preview 11:39

This quiz covers key concepts, including the effects that intermittent fasting has on blood glucose, inflammation, and neurogenesis. 
Key Points from Lecture 2
3 questions
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Variants of Intermittent Fasting
1 Lecture 09:55
This lecture reviews the variants of intermittent fasting, including "Lean Gains", "Eat Stop Eat", and "The Warrior Diet." 
Which Variant of Intermittent Fasting Is Right for You?
09:55

A review of the variants of intermittent fasting and the types of supplemental nutrients that can help. 

Key Points from Lecture 3
3 questions
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What to Eat When NOT Fasting
1 Lecture 15:23
In this lecture we discuss the various types of diets to follow when not fasting, including the Mediterranean diet, the Zone diet, and the Atkins diet. We also discuss the role of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, coconut oil, and the branched chain amino acids. 
How To Select The Diet That's Best For You
15:23

A summary of the key points from Lecture 4 on what to eat when NOT fasting. 
Key Points from Lecture 4
3 questions
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The Role of Exercise
1 Lecture 09:52
How and When to Exercise While Practicing Intermittent Fasting and Conclusion
09:52

A summary of the key points regarding exercise and intermittent fasting. 
Key Points from Lecture 5
3 questions
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"A Quick Start Guide to Get Pumped"
1 Lecture 00:00
"Intermittent Fasting: A Quick Start Guide" covers everything you need to know to get started with fasting today. Included are sample schedules, lists of supplements, and information for more resources. Download your copy today! 
Your bonus e-book: "A Quick Start Guide to Intermittent Fasting"
11 pages
About the Instructor
Michael Lara
4.2 Average rating
34 Reviews
338 Students
1 Course
Physician (M.D.)

Michael Lara, MD is a board-certified physician who practices near San Francisco. He specializes in the treatment of mood and memory disorders through the use of traditional and complementary approaches. He was educated at Stanford, Harvard, and The UCLA (David Geffen) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. For more information about Dr. Lara, visit his website: www.drmikelara.com