Intermittent Fasting has been a popular trend in recent years, touted as a way to lose weight and improve overall health.
But does Intermittent Fasting REALLY work for long-term weight loss?
Let’s first learn what Intermittent Fasting is.
What is Intermittent Fasting?
Intermittent Fasting is an eating pattern that involves cycling between periods of fasting and eating. There are several different types of Intermittent Fasting, but the most popular methods are:
- Time-restricted feeding. This involves limiting your daily eating window to a certain number of hours. For example, you might eat all your meals within an 8-hour window and fast for the remaining 16 hours.
- Alternate-day fasting. This involves fasting every other day, where you eat normally on one day and restrict calories on the next.
- 5:2 diet. This involves eating normally for five days of the week and restricting calories to 500-600 for the other two days.
The idea behind Intermittent Fasting is that it puts your body into a state of ketosis, where it starts burning fat for fuel instead of glucose from carbohydrates.
Intermittent Fasting and Calorie Counting
Some think that by limiting your calorie intake during the fasting period, you create a calorie deficit that can lead to weight loss. However, this isn’t completely true. You can continue to eat the same amount of calories but change the source of the calories, eat it within a shorter period, and still achieve weight loss.
The Science Behind Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss
There have been several studies on the effects of intermittent fasting on weight loss. One study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that Intermittent Fasting was just as effective as continuous calorie restriction for weight loss over 12 weeks. Another study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that alternate-day fasting resulted in significant weight loss and improved insulin sensitivity in overweight adults.
Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
In addition to weight loss, Intermittent Fasting has also been shown to have other health benefits including:
- Improves blood sugar control
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves brain function
- Helps prevent dementia
- Reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer
- Increases the level of autophagy (the “clean up” of diseased or damaged cells)
- Increases ATP and mitochondrial health
- Improves detoxification of heavy metals, “bad” estrogens, and radiation
- Reverses insulin resistance
- Improves fat burning
- Improves metabolic flexibility
- Balances cholesterol levels
- Strengthens bones
Supplements to Enhance Intermittent Fasting Results
The Accelerated Intermittent Fasting Kits are composed of supplements working synergistically to enhance the benefits of Intermittent Fasting, while providing enhanced physical and mental energy, suppressing appetite, and encouraging effective and sustainable weight loss. Supplements included in the kits are detailed below.
One of the primary health benefits of Intermittent Fasting is increasing ATP and mitochondrial health, which are the “powerhouses” of the cells. When mitochondrial health improves, anti-aging mechanisms become engaged, the immune system strengthens, metabolism improves, and fat burning increases.
Acceleradine® increases ATP production by 18 times in all 100 trillion cells of the body. It also supports optimal thyroid health, reversing hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, and other metabolic diseases that typically block weight loss goals.
The thyroid is the master endocrine gland controlling the adrenals, gonads, and more, so if it isn’t functioning optimally due to an iodine deficiency, there may be a cascade of hormonal and adrenal issues occurring. This chain reaction will make weight loss impossible.
Moreover, iodine deficiency is known to be the number one predictor of depression and brain fog. Acceleradine® iodine can support detoxing the brain from toxins like fluoride, improving mood and cognitive function.
Furthermore, Acceleradine® is antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral, antibacterial, and more; it helps control pathogens that can inhibit weight loss. It also increases caloric burn, physical performance, wound healing, fat burning, healthy apoptosis (destruction of diseased cells), and more. Apoptosis is the destruction of diseased and weak cells; there is a direct correlation between iodine and reducing diseased cells and foreign pathogens in the body.
DIRECTIONS: Start with 3 drops in water 3 times a day on an empty stomach. Increase by 1 drop per dose per day until you get to 25 drops three times a day. Continue with 75 drops per day. Take at least 15 minutes before food or other supplements.
Accelerated Keto™ is the key to easy Intermittent Fasting and sustainable weight loss.
It puts the body into ketosis or fat burning mode within 30 minutes, appetite is immediately suppressed, and weight loss mechanisms are triggered. Accelerated Keto™ helps:
- Improve mental focus and
- Increases performance
- Suppresses the appetite for Intermittent Fasting
- Boosts ketones
- Converts fat to provide sustained energy
- Curbs sugar and carb cravings
- Supports low-carb lifestyle
- Supports faster metabolism
- Helps with long-term weight management
- Provides energy for muscles and brain
- Helps stimulate a metabolic shift away from glucose dependence
- Provides a constant source of clean energy that lasts for 8-12 hours
- Allows the cells to produce 10 times the amount of energy than from glucose
- Supports cognitive health allowing the brain to use ketones for energy
Specifically, the cofactor ingredients in Accelerated Keto™ enhance weight loss and Intermittent Fasting goals beyond any other keto supplement. Those ingredients include:
L-Threonine is known as the ultimate aging supplement because it de-fats the liver. It is lipotropic, meaning it breaks down saturated fats into unsaturated fats.
These unsaturated fats are easier for the body to utilize, as l-threonine converts the solid stored fat in the body into liquid unsaturated fat, which is then easier for the body to burn. Because of this property, L-Threonine can de-fat the liver as well. It is well known that the liver has to convert stored fat into energy or ketones. It is the liver that produces the ketones from fats.
The more a person’s liver is defatted or unclogged, the easier it is for the liver to function in all areas including producing ketones. The liver is also where the thyroid hormone converts from T4 to T3, and as the liver function becomes better, the thyroid works better as well, increasing metabolism further.
Mukul Cammiphora is a rare Ayurvedic herb known to break down fats in the body, provide an energy spark to burn those fats that it breaks down, detoxify the liver, and act as a slight diuretic.
Trikatu heats up the digestive “fire”, thus allowing for extremely high absorption of ketones and other cofactors, as well as increasing the metabolic rate. It also helps eliminate excess water weight, improve digestion, and improve metabolism.
PurCaf is a natural form of caffeine derived from organic green coffee beans that doesn’t cause jitters and the dreaded caffeine crash.
Because of this, Accelerated Keto™ only needs to use less than a quarter of the amount in a cup of coffee per serving.
TeaCrine™ and Dynamine™
Teacrine™ improves energy, mental clarity, mood, and motivation. We have found that Teacrine works synergistically with PurCaf providing a unique energy experience that lasts hours without the jitters or crashes. Combined with the ketones, it amplifies clarity and mental focus. Dynamine helps amplify feelings of energy, focus, and mood by activating dopamine and other key neurotransmitters, all without elevating blood pressure or heart rate.
The combination of TeaCrine, Dynamine and PurCaf work synergistically to give sustained energy, making it easier for intermittent fasting while curbing appetite.
It is known that when on a weight loss program or ketogenic program, that not only fat is lost, but muscle loss can occur as well; BHB helps prevent this muscle loss and support lean muscle mass.
BHB is a conjugate base naturally produced by humans. Its metabolites, like acetyl-coa, is directly involved in the ketogenic process and helps the body produce its own ketones. This compound has been shown to have many benefits including preventing muscle loss.
DIRECTIONS: Take 3-4 capsules in the morning on an empty stomach. Intermittent fast until you are hungry. For best results, break the fast with a protein meal to increase fat burning.
Many people with anxiety, depression or suboptimal brain function have suboptimal thyroid function, slow metabolism, and unexplained weight gain. Accelerated Thyroid® is the most comprehensive thyroid supplement that helps increase metabolism, fat oxidation, brain function, energy, and weight loss. Unlike any other thyroid supplement, Accelerated Thyroid® is enhanced with scalar frequencies to help detox the thyroid from the heavy metals and radiation that may be contributing to weight gain. The benefits to the thyroid are enhanced during Intermittent Fasting.
DIRECTIONS: Take 3-4 capsules in the morning. May add 1-2 capsules at noon if needed
Accelerated Ancient Salt™
During periods of Intermittent Fasting, energy is derived from fat stores but is also dependent on intracellular hydration coming from all of the minerals and electrolytes found in Accelerated Ancient Salt™. This salt is scalar charged ancient sea salts for enhanced detox and optimal cellular rehydration.
Accelerated Ancient Salt™ helps:
- Replenish electrolytes
- Suppress appetite and sugar cravings
- Lower blood sugar
- Alleviate occasional nausea
- Detox toxins out of the body
- Break down undigested fats
- Add amazing flavor to food
DIRECTIONS: Put a pinch on your tongue 15 minutes after Acceleradine®, add to water or drinks, and add liberally to food.
Additional Supplements Included in the Maximum Intermittent Fasting Kit
Cogniblast® is a cutting-edge natural brain enhancement supplement that increases mental focus, energy, and memory in the short term and protects the brain from memory issues and declines long term. This powerful nootropic helps give your brain the energy needed to function optimally while Intermittent Fasting. Furthermore, it increases ATP and cellular energy, improves motivation, reduces stress, improves circulation, and decreases inflammation— all factors that support intermittent fasting and weight loss.
DIRECTIONS: Take 3 capsules in the morning or 30 minutes before cognitive activity.
Accelerated Cellular Detox® Powder
This organic detox formula soaks up the toxins as the body cleanses from Intermittent Fasting.
As the body engages in autophagy, and “cleans up” the diseased and damaged cells, the Accelerated Cellular Detox® Powder absorbs the released toxins, coats the stomach and intestinal lining, reduces inflammation, helps with bloat and regularity, and alleviates issues like Crohn’s disease and Colitis. It also soaks up all of the toxins throughout the day that can cause unexplained weight gain. As inflammation is decreased and weight-gaining toxins are soaked up, absorption of nutrients is improved and weight loss is improved.
DIRECTIONS: Take 1-2 tsp at night before bed in water or juice. Best to mix with a little apple cider vinegar or lemon, stevia, and water over ice.
Liver Flush Cleanse
The liver is responsible for fat metabolism, optimal thyroid function, and optimal detoxification— all factors that contribute to weight loss. The supplements in the Liver Flush Cleanse soften liver stones and prep the liver to release those stones into the toilet! As a result, detoxification, fat burning, and metabolic rate increase. Flushing the liver is enhancing the benefits of Intermittent Fasting.
With hundreds of stones sitting in your liver, it isn’t able to break down fats for usable energy, to detox the body of toxins that cause bloat and weight gain.
The Liver Flush Cleanse helps to:
- Improve the breakdown of protein and fats
- Eliminates pain, cramps, and inflammation
- Helps lower AST and ALT liver enzyme counts
- Replaces damaged liver cells with healthy ones
- Reverses fatty liver disease
- Eliminates thousands of toxins and pollutants
- Reverses drug and alcohol liver damage
- Flushes out unhealthy cholesterol deposits
- Opens obstructions in the liver and gallbladder
- Boosts the immune system
- Allows the liver and gallbladder to regenerate.
During Intermittent Fasting, many can lose muscle mass while losing body fat. PerfectAminos provides the building blocks for lean muscle without raising blood sugar and breaking a fast. This is pure essential amino acids in the exact ratio necessary to build new proteins. Because of this, it is 99% utilized by the body. One serving of PerfectAminos is equivalent to 30 grams of whey protein, with only 2 calories. Each 5-gram serving of PerfectAmino (5 tablets) is equivalent to approximately 30 grams of whey, collagen, or soy protein, yet contains only a few calories. Therefore, by replacing 30 grams of this protein with PerfectAmino, you can reduce 120 calories from your daily diet (30 grams of protein x 4 calories per gram). And since PerfectAmino enhances muscle mass, this reduction in calories will not reduce muscle mass or slow down your metabolism. PerfectAminos is the only protein to allow you to increase muscle mass without gaining water or fat weight at the same time. In other words, you can maintain muscle while losing weight and intermittent fasting.
DIRECTIONS: Consume 1-2 scoops before or during your workout. For added results, take 1-2 scoops before bedtime.
During Intermittent Fasting, the body is detoxing heavy metals and radiation which could be contributing to weight gain. NucNoMore® is a Scalar Frequency charged ORMES formula that supports the removal of harmful non-ionizing and ionizing radiation, including EMFs. The combination of Intermittent Fasting with NucNoMore® will help zero out the radiation that could be the cause of weight gain.
DIRECTIONS: Take 12 drops under the tongue immediately after the first dose of Acceleradine®. Take it seven days a week until you finish two bottles. Take it four days a week for maintenance. Upon radiation exposure, dose it daily for two weeks and then return to four days a week.
Accelerate & Increase Weight Loss Results Using These Additional Tools
Stem Cell Activation Patches & Lifestyle Changes
Introducing stem cell activation patches and lifestyle changes will help to increase fat burning, physical energy, and mental focus, reverse aging mechanisms, improve digestion, further elimination of bloat, and elimination of excess water retention.
LifeWave X49 Patch
The LifeWave X49 is a patch that may reduce body fat, increase energy and recovery after exercise, improve cardiovascular function and focus, increase muscle tone and strength, increase lean body mass, and strengthen bone density. The X49 is enhancing weight loss results when combined with the Accelerated Intermittent Fasting Kit.
DIRECTIONS: Wear two inches below the belly button for 12 hours during the day.
LifeWave Energy Enhancer Patch
The LifeWave Energy Enhancer Patch enhances caloric burn, fat loss, and metabolic rate. An additional 300 calories are burned with the Energy Enhancer Patches. They do this by increasing ATP production in the mitochondria, increasing heart rate variability, improving cellular health, reducing inflammation, and increasing endurance. Furthermore, it increases beta-oxidation which is the fastest way to increase fat loss.
As a plus, the Energy Enhancer Patches increase fat burning and muscle growth. They work synergistically with the Accelerated Keto™ in your fat burning and tap into an endless supply of fuel sources on your body. All of these factors work synergistically with the Intermittent Fasting Kit to enhance the results. Additionally, adding these patches to the Intermittent Fasting Kit improves digestion and circulation which are essential for nutrient absorption that leads to weight loss.
DIRECTIONS: Wear during the day for 12 hours and take off at night. White on the right and brown on the left. Optional: Inside the wrists, on the balls of the feet, inside the shoulders on the lung meridians.
LifeWave X39 Patches
The X39 patches increase your own stem cell production and reset over 4,000 genes to a younger state, including the genes responsible for fat burning and insulin sensitivity. As a result, it enhances the desired results from the Accelerated Intermittent Fasting Kit including initiating autophagy, repairing collagen in all tissues, healing Leaky Gut, activating stem cell production, encouraging apoptosis of cancer and diseased cells, and discouraging metastatic cancer cells. It improves the overall energy of the body, organ balance, and symmetry distribution of energy. While using X39, weight loss, and Intermittent Fasting results will be enhanced.
DIRECTIONS: Wear it for 12 hours during the day at the base of the neck or 2 inches below the belly button.
LifeWave Carnosine Patches
The Carnosine Patches will enhance energy and endurance, which will quicken the weight loss results from the Accelerated Intermittent Fasting Kit and Intermittent Fasting.
Carnosine is a naturally occurring antioxidant in the body, of which production declines with age. Studies on carnosine show that it plays a vital role in overall health, neuroprotection, and anti-aging.
Carnosine has also been shown to improve flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance. All of these factors may enhance the desired weight loss goals of intermittent fasting.
DIRECTIONS: Wear 5-7 days/week during the day or night for 12 hours. It can be worn behind the right ear, on the right temple, the center of the breastbone, back of the neck, or two inches below the belly button.
Supplements for Additional Support
You might be struggling with Leaky Gut, or need extra support to help accelerate your weight loss and get the best result from Intermittent Fasting. Below are some of the additional supplements to help you on your weight loss journey.
Leaky Gut Bundle
Leaky Gut is one major contributing factor to weight gain. The Leaky Gut Bundle works to alleviate Leaky Gut, eliminate bloat, increase nutrient absorption, and encourage weight loss.
Supplements included in the bundle are:
- MegaSporeBiotic. This probiotic blend aims to recondition the gut instead of reseeding with probiotic strains that cannot survive digestion or colonize the gut.
- MegaPre. This reinforces the beneficial microbial changes created by MegaSporeBiotic™ to promote a strong and diverse microbiome.
- MegaMucosa™: The first complete mucosal support supplement of its kind, formulated to support a healthy mucosal barrier and heal the “tight junctions”, or “holes” in the intestines.
Sometimes those who intermittent fast suffer from constipation. Laxa Comfort gently and naturally stimulates bowel movements. Regardless of how constipated you are, this will make having 2-3 movements a day occur consistently. Constipation can inhibit weight loss and fat burning.
The main reason Intermittent Fasting helps with weight loss is by lowering blood glucose. Berberine supports normal glucose and lipid metabolism, keeping insulin and blood glucose in a healthy range. Berberine is just as effective as Metformin without side effects. The HCL helps digestion which in turn, helps nutrient absorption.
Tips for Long-Term Weight Loss Success with Intermittent Fasting
If you are considering intermittent fasting for weight loss, here are some tips to help you make it a sustainable and long-term solution:
Start slowly. If you are new to intermittent fasting, start with a shorter fasting period and gradually increase it over time. Listen to your body; with the help of the supplements and protocols above, your success with longer fasting windows and long term weight loss will be achieved with ease.
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and other non-caloric beverages during the fasting period to stay hydrated. Hydration is not just water; it requires ample electrolytes and minerals from Accelerated Ancient Salt, Quintessential .9, and Ola Loa.
Be consistent. Stick to a consistent fasting and eating schedule to help your body adjust to the new routine.
Be patient. Weight loss may not happen overnight, but by sticking to a healthy eating plan and incorporating intermittent fasting, you can achieve long-term weight loss and overall.
Eat nutrient dense wild animal protein. Consuming 1-1.2 grams of protein per pound of desired lean body mass from wild animal protein and wild fish will satisfy your appetite, build lean muscle mass, eliminate bloat, heal the gut, and keep you in fat-burning mode.
Animal proteins including lamb, bison, deer, grass-fed beef, elk, wild salmon, arctic char, and other wild fish are complete proteins that include all of the essential amino acids, high omega 3 fatty acids, collagen, and the essential vitamins like Vitamin D, E, and Vitamin B’s that are needed for muscle growth. They also have the essential amino acids that trigger a hormone called CCK in the gut that tells the brain to suppress the appetite.
Prioritizing wild protein in the diet will increase the glucagon-to-insulin ratio, which will trigger increased fat burn, weight loss, insulin sensitivity, and the ability to intermittent fast with ease. Furthermore, abstaining from chicken, poultry, and conventional beef will minimize the amyloid burden in your body. Amyloids are proteins found in conventional meats that increase gut pathogens that may contribute to weight gain, and increase brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Limit vegetables, grains, and beans. Some vegetables, grains, and beans that have oxalates, sulfur, and lectins cause bloat and weight gain due to the “plant poisons” in them. By eliminating all beans, all grains, and most vegetables except cucumbers, asparagus, artichoke, zucchini, squash, romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, and celery, you are eliminating the most common offenders. Once the gut is healed and weight loss is achieved, you can start incorporating these vegetables again.
Exercise around meal time. By moving, walking, doing some squats, or any kind of movement before or after meal time will blunt the rise of blood sugar and glucose.
Eliminate processed foods. Processed foods are so hyper-palatable that they blunt your normal taste buds, but it also decreases CCK. These processed foods have emulsifiers in them which extends the shelf life of these foods. Emulsifiers bring together fat and water. But those emulsifiers strip away the mucosal lining of the gut and cause the neurons to retract in the gut. Because the signals from CCK are shut down and never get triggered to suppress hunger, you end up wanting to eat more and can’t intermittent fast. Furthermore, your gut now can’t register the amino acids and fatty acids of the healthy food to signal satiety. The processed foods also affect your brain’s dopamine which regulates your cravings for sugar so that your craving increases.
Eliminate fake sweeteners. Fake sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharin, dextrose, maltitol and others not only raise blood sugar but also increase your appetite for real sugar and carbs. Moreover, these fake sugars wreak havoc on the gut microbiome, which can lead to Leaky Gut, bloating, malabsorption of nutrients, and inflammation. Monk Fruit and Stevia should be used sparingly, as they are healthy sweeteners but they too can cause issues in the liver and increase your cravings for real sugar.
Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.