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Feasting on Fame: 16 A-Listers Spill the Beans on Intermittent Fasting!

Intermittent Fasting: How Celebrities are Embracing this Trend and Transforming Their Lives

If you follow the latest trends making the rounds of late, you must have heard of intermittent fasting. Many celebrities have adopted this powerful and effective fasting schedule to transform their physiques, inspiring millions. Check out this blog to see what our beloved celebrities say about intermittent fasting and how it has radically changed their lives.

What does Intermittent Fasting Have to Offer?

Before we jump into celebrities’ experiences with intermittent fasting, we need to know how IF works and what it promises to adherents of the practice. Intermittent fasting is a diet trend where you fast for a certain number of hours in what is known as the “fasting window” and eat your meals in the remaining hours, known as the “feeding window.”

The body uses glycogen as an energy source to carry out its various functions. When you fast, the glycogen stores get used up, and the body goes through a “metabolic switch,” turning to the deposited fat stores as an alternative energy source. This helps you lose weight in a much better way as compared to other traditional dieting methods and plans.

Intermittent fasting offers several benefits. One of them is maximizing muscle growth and boosting metabolism. This is one of the main reasons so many celebrities follow the intermittent fasting diet. They work out while intermittent fasting and get amazing results, inspiring us common folk to get moving!

Besides this, intermittent fasting can decrease insulin resistance, reduce chronic inflammation, and improve heart health. Intermittent fasting could prevent cancer and cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It also has anti-aging effects. With this rich bounty of positive health effects, no wonder celebs are swearing by it!

16 Celebrities Following Intermittent Fasting and Their Experiences

Here’s a list of celebrities who follow intermittent fasting and how it has positively changed their lives. These celebs are credible, have immense fan followings, and have inspired people, young and old alike, to follow their fitness goals. Check them out!

Terry Crews

Terry Crews got noticed in 2005 for his role in the popular sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris” as Julius Rock. He was also popular as Terry Jeffords in the sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which was long-running from 2013 to 2021. Now, at age 54, he hosts America’s Got Talent, and boy, does he look ripped.

Terry works out daily and is an ardent follower of intermittent fasting. According to him, IF has helped him maintain and preserve his impressive physique. Terry says that he eats his first meal at 2 PM. To keep him going, he has tea, coffee, and one spoonful of coconut oil in his fasting window. However, once his eight-hour feeding window begins, he eats as much as he wants.

Terry has lots of protein, and he loves egg dishes. He indulges in scrambled eggs, egg frittatas, bacon, charcuterie meats, salami, and protein shakes. He focuses on a well-rounded diet, including lots of healthy fats and carbs, as well as ample amounts of veggies. He told Insider that IF has “kept me in great, great shape.”

He goes on to say: “I can feel the difference. I can put pictures of myself now versus myself at 22 years old, and I look and feel much better right now.”

Mark Wahlberg

Wahlberg was never a big fan of intermittent fasting, that is, until he was introduced to it by his friend, media mogul Ari Emanuel, and he got hooked after the first few days of trying it. Mark currently goes for an 18-hour fast, and that too for five days a week. He told the WSJ that “the perfect window for me to break my fast is between noon and 6 PM. On a harder workout day, it might be a smaller window of 12 to 14 hours. But five days a week, I’m doing that 18-hour fast.”

Among other things, Mark is well known for his grinding and grueling early morning workouts, which may put many men to shame. However, after discovering intermittent fasting, he says that a slimmed-down gym routine suits him better and helps him manage the rest of his day much better.

He says: “I don’t have to do as much cardio, I don’t have to spend as much time in the gym, and I feel like I’m getting better results. I’m trying to share that information with everybody because I’m really, really seeing the benefits and pretty quickly.”

Kumail Nanjiani

Famous for his role in Marvel’s Eternals, Kumail shocked and wowed his fans with an incredible body transformation. While Kumail and his trainer Grant Roberts focus on increasing muscle size, fat shedding, and overall body symmetry, Kumail has given intermittent fasting due credit for improving his life.

Kumail says that he is a follower of the 18/6 fasting routine, and he also was quoted as saying that training for the Marvel movie caused him to review his relationship with food. He says his role in Welcome to Chippendales “freed me from some ways I’ve been thinking about food.”

Hugh Jackman

In an interview with Train Mag Jackman was reported saying that while training for X-Men: Days of Future Past, his body responded very well to intermittent fasting. “With my diet, I go for a 16/8 intermittent fasting regimen, which works for me.”

The primary reason why Jackman took to intermittent fasting was that it prevented fat buildup while allowing him to bulk up. He says, “And that regimen does the business. It sounds tricky, but I love it, and I find it a lot easier than eating every two to three hours, which I found a lot more brutal.”

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy is a top-rated late-night talk show host with legions of fans. He followed the 5/2 intermittent fasting diet and was better off with it. He says: “On Monday and Thursday, I eat fewer than 500 calories daily, then I eat like a pig for the other five days. You surprise the body; keep it guessing.”

When Jimmy fasted, he experienced weight loss and improved energy levels. He also mentioned that it helped him appreciate food more and made him more mindful of what he consumes.

These are just a few examples of celebrities who have embraced intermittent fasting and have seen incredible results. Their experiences serve as inspiration for many who are looking to improve their health and transform their bodies. Intermittent fasting is a powerful tool that, when used correctly, can lead to significant changes in one’s overall well-being. So, why not give it a try?

Stan Quinn
Stan Quinn
Stan Quinn, the founder of "The Body Builder" and formerly Body Guider, isn't just a business owner – he embodies the spirit of holistic fitness. With a degree in sports nutrition, Stan blends academic knowledge with practical expertise, ensuring that his gym members receive not just physical training but also nutritional guidance tailored to their unique needs. Over the years, Stan's passion for fitness has extended beyond the gym's walls. As a fervent sports enthusiast, he understands the intricacies of athletic performance and is dedicated to helping both amateur athletes and fitness novices achieve their goals. Under his leadership, "The Body Builder" has grown from a mere gym to a comprehensive fitness hub where every member feels empowered, educated, and inspired. Stan's commitment to excellence, combined with his in-depth understanding of sports nutrition, makes him a revered figure in the fitness community.

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