Getting Started with Intermittent Fasting
Dr. Stephen Anton
by Stephen Anton PhD
1w ago
Unlocking the Power of Intermittent Fasting: A Beginner’s Guide In the quest for better health, weight loss, and overall well-being, many have turned to various dietary strategies. Among these, intermittent fasting (IF) has emerged as a powerful and popular approach. But what exactly is intermittent fasting, and how can you harness its benefits? This beginner’s guide will help you unlock the power of intermittent fasting. What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting isn’t about what you eat; it’s about when you eat. It involves cycling between periods of eating and fasting. Unlike tradi ..read more
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What is the Metabolic Switch and How is it Flipped?
Dr. Stephen Anton
by Stephen
3w ago
The concept of the metabolic switch is gaining significant attention in the fields of health and fitness. Understanding this natural process can offer insights into effective fat loss and muscle gain strategies. But what exactly is the metabolic switch, and how is it flipped? Let’s explore this fascinating mechanism, incorporating recent scientific insights. The Fasted State: Shifting from Fat Storage to Fat Burning The fasted state is a crucial period when your body transitions from fat-storage mode to fat-burning mode. This shift usually occurs after 12 or more hours without eating, making o ..read more
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Overcoming Barriers to Intermittent Fasting: A Guide to Sustainable Success
Dr. Stephen Anton
by Stephen
1M ago
Intermittent fasting has gained popularity for its numerous health benefits, including weight loss, improved metabolism, and enhanced mental clarity.  Sticking to a fasting routine over the long term, however, can be challenging as there are a number of potential challenges to overcome to successfully adopt this habit.  If you have attempted to follow a fasting schedule recently or perhaps in the past but stopped due to barriers you encountered, this blog is written for you!  Let’s explore some common barriers that almost everyone encounters when adopting an intermittent fasting ..read more
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The Power of Daily Decisions: Building Resilience Through Consistent Challenge
Dr. Stephen Anton
by Stephen
1M ago
In the journey of life, we are faced with countless decisions every single day. From the mundane choices of what to eat for breakfast to the more significant decisions that shape our careers and relationships, each choice we make has the power to influence our reality and build our resilience. Yet, amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to overlook the profound impact that our daily decisions can have on our long-term well-being and success. One principle that often gets overlooked is the power of consistently choosing to do the harder thing. Whether it’s pushing ourselves to ta ..read more
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Creatine: Benefits Beyond the Gym
Dr. Stephen Anton
by Stephen
3M ago
When it comes to supplements that have made a significant impact in the world of fitness and sports, creatine stands as a true champion.[1] This naturally occurring compound, found predominantly in meat and fish, has gained immense popularity for its wide-ranging benefits.[2] Beyond its well-documented advantages in muscle building and sports performance, creatine offers a plethora of other health benefits.[3] In this blog, we’ll dive deep into the world of creatine and explore the numerous ways it can benefit not only athletes but also individuals seeking improved overall health and well-bein ..read more
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Becoming Fasted Adapted: How to Fast Effectively
Dr. Stephen Anton
by Stephen
4M ago
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be able to fast for long periods of time without much trouble? This is because they are “fasted-adapted,” which means that their body has successfully adjusted to and is able to efficiently function in a fasted state.  When one is fasted-adapted, their body has become efficient at utilizing stored fat for energy in the form of ketones and maintaining stable blood sugar levels while fasting. This generally results in improved insulin sensitivity and enhanced metabolic flexibility (ability to both glucose and ketones for energy).  Once som ..read more
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7 Surprising Benefits of Backward Walking: Why You Should Give it a Try
Dr. Stephen Anton
by Robin
11M ago
7 Surprising Benefits of Backward Walking: Why You Should Give it a Try Written by Stephen Anton PhD on September 17th, 2023 Walking is one of the simplest and most accessible forms of exercise, but have you ever considered walking backward? While it might seem odd at first, backward walking, also known as retro-walking or reverse walking, has been gaining popularity as an effective and unique way to stay fit and improve overall health. In this blog, I will explore the surprising benefits of backward walking and why you should give it a try. Table of Contents History of Backward Walki ..read more
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48-Hour Fast: 12 Benefits of Fasting for 48 Hours
Dr. Stephen Anton
by Robin
1y ago
48-Hour Fast: 12 Benefits of Fasting for 48 Hours Written by Stephen Anton PhD on July 30th, 2023 Determining the right approach to intermittent fasting can be challenging due to the various options available. Each approach has its pros and cons, and understanding them can help you choose the fasting method that aligns with your goals. An advanced approach to intermittent fasting is the 48-hour fast, which involves abstaining from food for a continuous 48-hour period. It’s important to note that this type of fasting is recommended only for healthy individuals with prior experience in sh ..read more
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16/8 Intermittent Fasting: Tips from an Industry Expert
Dr. Stephen Anton
by Robin
1y ago
16/8 Intermittent Fasting: Tips from an Industry Expert Written by Stephen Anton PhD on June 30th, 2023 The 16:8 intermittent fasting plan, also known as the 16:8 diet or time-restricted feeding, is a popular fasting method that involves restricting your daily eating window to a specific time-period and fasting for the remaining hours of the day. Table of Contents What Is Intermittent Fasting?How Long Is a Typical Fast?How Does Intermittent Fasting Work?Pros and Cons of Different Types of FastsThe 18/6 Intermittent Fasting PlanIs 18/6 Fasting for Everyone?How to Time the 18/6 FastHow ..read more
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Is Obesity Associated With Low Testosterone Levels?
Dr. Stephen Anton
by Robin
1y ago
Is Obesity Associated With Low Testosterone Levels? Written by Stephen Anton PhD on May 15th, 2023 Over the past few decades, there has been a pronounced reduction in average testosterone levels among men, which is independent of age. This dramatic fall is quite concerning given the critical role of testosterone in so many aspects of our overall health. Given this phenomenon, a natural question is what is contributing to this pronounced decline. There are many potential factors including sedentary lifestyle, increased consumption of processed foods, consumption of potentially estrogenic ..read more
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