Intermittent Fasting for Maximal Weight Loss

How to combine intermittent fasting with high-intensity interval training for maximum fat loss.
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  • Lectures 6
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2013 English

Course 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. 

What are the requirements?

  • There are no prerequisites though an understanding of basic nutrition principles is helpful.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • The course is intended for a general audience.

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Section 1: An Overview of Intermittent Fasting
An introduction to intermittent fasting and real-world example of the transformation that is possible by practicing this nutrient-timing strategy. 
2 questions

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

Section 2: The Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
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. 
3 questions
This quiz covers key concepts, including the effects that intermittent fasting has on blood glucose, inflammation, and neurogenesis. 
Section 3: Variants of Intermittent Fasting
This lecture reviews the variants of intermittent fasting, including "Lean Gains", "Eat Stop Eat", and "The Warrior Diet." 
3 questions

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

Section 4: What to Eat When NOT Fasting
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. 
3 questions
A summary of the key points from Lecture 4 on what to eat when NOT fasting. 
Section 5: The Role of Exercise
How and When to Exercise While Practicing Intermittent Fasting and Conclusion
3 questions
A summary of the key points regarding exercise and intermittent fasting. 
Section 6: "A Quick Start Guide to Get Pumped"
11 pages
"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! 

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Instructor Biography

Michael Lara, 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: 

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