Intermittent Fasting Cheat Codes w. Brian Gryn

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Key Information

Intermittent fasting (IF)

is a practice of limiting the eating window to a certain period of time.


has many benefits, such as improving insulin sensitivity, boosting growth hormone, and enhancing fat burning.


can be done in different ways, such as 16/8, 20/4, or one meal a day (OMAD).


can be made easier with some tips, such as using salt, MCT oil, and coffee.

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Brian Gryn joined me to discuss the ins and outs of intermittent fasting, including the best methods for successful fasts, how to get more out of fasting, and what does and does not break a fast.

About Brian Gryn

Brian Gryn is an intermittent fasting expert, wellness coach, author, human movement specialist, and host of the Get Lean Eat Clean Podcast (60K downloads). He is leading the way in the Intermittent Fasting community as the author of The Simple Intermittent Fasting Journal along with the creator of The Intermittent Fasting Certification Course.
What began as a personal exploration into fasting has turned into a thriving business, helping middle-aged men make intermittent fasting simple, doable and a complete lifestyle change. Now he is spreading the power of intermittent fasting worldwide with Intermittent Fasting Certified Coaches.
With over 15 years experience in health and wellness, Brian also developed his Fat Burner Blueprint Program. This program focuses on nutrition, meal timing, stress management, sleeping like a superhero and micro-workouts. He believes that challenging the body and mind through brief hormetic stressors like fasting, cold/warm therapy, resistance training and sprinting will help you get your body back to what it once was!

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Topics Discussed

  • Intermittent Fasting
  • How to stop snacking
  • Bryan’s preferred way to fast
  • More insulin sensitive earlier in the day
  • Salt to help fasting
  • Fasting while traveling
  • Working out fasted
  • Insulin and Growth Hormone
  • Long-term fasting side effects
  • MCT oil as an IF cheat code
  • Does Coffee Break A Fast
  • Bulletproof coffee breaking a fast
  • Does Stevia, and other sweeteners break a fast
  • Intermittent fasting gives structure
  • Instagram: @bdgryn

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Erik Abramowitz is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Naturopathic Doctoral student, health coach, and father. He is the primary content creator for and the host of the Holistic Nootropics Podcast.

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