What’s up friends. I hope you’re doing amazingly, even in these crazy times. In my own country, we have just been elevated to a lockdown level 4, which means that we are to stay at home, observe a curfew and we’re not even allowed to gather in public spaces.
During times like these, it’s not always easy to stay the course when it comes to staying healthy, never mind being in great shape. I would venture to say that it’s even more important to be in tip-top shape. You hunt better when you’re jacked and lean.
At Thorfit, we strive to make things as simple as possible and we’ve broken your journey down into 4 essential area’s, also known as the 4 F’s…
Allow me to explain…
Small synergistic changes applied over a period of time can align the body from within, boosting one’s health and wellbeing exponentially. So in order for this program to really stick, we have looked at the 4 cornerstones of health. I call these the 4 F’s, namely
Fasting, Fasting, Fighting and Flow. Let’s look at Fasting first.
This area is particularly applicable to the 40plus Silverback. The late ’40s are a dangerous stretch for most men. This is where disease can set in. This is a time when stress causes the most amount of heart attacks in men. We are great advocates of Fasting and a few of its permutations. If you were to ask me for a single practice, which has the greatest effect on your health and longevity, I would tell you that Fasting was the way to go. Not only does fasting give your body a much-needed rest to attend to housekeeping, but by removing dead cell tissue from your body (also known as Autophagy), but the positive effects of food abstinence, as applied over time, also have a dramatic effect on your insulin sensitivity. A lifetime of indulging in sugar has numbed your body to insulin, which is vital for hormone production and food absorption. When you fast, you give your body a much-needed break from sugar.
You might not think this to be an issue, but the average modern diet includes around 300 grams of carbs per day. Anybody who has followed a low carb diet will tell you that carbs crash your inulin levels and make you tired. We cover a wide variety of fasting modalities and find the one which is best for you.
At the end of the day, WHEN you eat, is more important than WHAT you eat, because it is more sustainable. We want you to have that burger, but we don’t want you to be chugging down a sugar-rich breakfast.
Tomorrow, I will share some insights with you about the next F in our Fitness arsenal…
Live Long and Live Strong!!