- YouTuber Cam Jones lost six pounds per intermittent fast for 30 days.
- He fasted 16 hours a day and ate normally for the remaining eight.
- Intermittent fasting can lead to weight loss by creating a calorie deficit, but it is not for everyone.
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YouTuber Cam Jones tried intermittent fasting (IF) for 30 days and lost six pounds in the process.
Jones, a half of the Goal Guys, two brothers who make videos about fitness and productivity, decided to try IF after breaking a rib and realizing he wouldn’t be able to exercise as much as normal .
IF is a time-limited eating style where a person will fast for a period of time, and will eat normally for the remaining hours of the day. For Jones, it meant fasting for 16 hours and eating for eight.
While Jones struggled with hunger at first and found himself counting the minutes until he could eat, he was finally accustomed to skipping breakfast, he said in a YouTube video.
“Holy s ***. It’s crazy, I’m definitely thinner. Wow! I look good! What the hell?” Jones said in the video when he sees his reflection correctly for the first time.
Jones told the Insider that he did not intentionally avoid guarding his body throughout the challenge, but avoided guarding the photo first until the end.
“Just before I did my last check-in on the 30th, I looked at the photo first for the first time in 30 days, which was really exciting to see the change!” said Insider.
Jones says he has kept the weight off since he completed the challenge and has continued to do IF, albeit a little freer.
Weight loss due to intermittent fasting is reduced to being in a caloric deficit
Intermittent fasting can be an effective method for
for some people, but only because it helps them attack a calorie deficit, say the experts.
Jones told the Insider that his regular breakfast consisted of two eggs, two pieces of leavened toast, a tofu sausage and an arugula salad. Skipping this meal every day, consuming only black coffee and water in the morning, has cut your calories.
Initially, Jones made larger-than-normal meals in his dining window because he thought he would be hungrier and would need to eat more, but he soon realized that his body did not need them.
“After my first few days, my meals are back to the same as before I started fasting intermittently,” he said.
Intermittent fasting is not for everyone and can be unsustainable
It can also make it difficult to get out for dinner or brunch, so some people find it unsustainable.
IF can also be challenging for people looking to build muscle, who only have a small window of time to consume calories.