In this episode we interview Anastasis Tzanis, a nutritional therapist and a yoga teacher, talking about intermittent fasting. Anastasis has been practicing intermittent fasting himself and we will be covering such topics like benefits of intermittent fasting, weight loss, muscle gain, mental aspects of fasting and many more.
Interview Highlights and Quick Links
03:00 Scientifically proven benefits of intermittent fasting
03:38 Intermittent fasting and weight loss
05:40 Using fasting for medical purposes
07:25 Fasting during periods of high stress
08:38 Why one-time short fasts don’t work
11:15 Spiritual aspects of intermittent fasting
14:10 Why some people can’t stick to intermittent fasting and how to fix it
17:20 Fasting and our relationship with food
19:15 How to prepare yourself for intermittent fasting
22:29 Best foods to eat during intermittent fasting
25:10 Fasting, muscle loss and muscle gain
32:40 How to align intermittent fasting with your family life, even if nobody supports you
About Anastasis Tzanis
Anastasis is an experienced registered Nutritional Therapist & Yoga Teacher from Athens, based in London. He has a track record of working with individuals with a range of health conditions helping them improve their health, as well as yogis advancing their practice. He runs an online clinical practice and works as a consultant for companies using diet, breathing and yoga.
Anastasis holds a diploma from the Institute from Optimal Nutrition, the most prominent course of Nutritional Therapy in UK. He has developed the skills and has experience in strengthening the immune function, supporting patients undergoing cancer care and obesity. In practice he uses a 3 pillar model optimising the body’s energy metabolic function. The concept is simple: “When the body has enough energy, it will be able to battle disease and perform optimally.”
This video was recorded live, as a part of Happy Bellyfish Video Podcast “Healthy Eating Unbiased and Simplified”. In these interview series we bring nutritionists, doctors, farmers and activists to share different prospectives on what healthy eating is.