The Brave Method is a nourishing form of intermittent fasting that creates sustainable weight loss, whilst significantly improving our overall health. It enhances our focus, helps to reset our metabolic hormones, and, most importantly flips our metabolic switch from sugar burning to fat burning. This increases our body’s ability to burn through our own fat stores + reduces our cravings for carbohydrates and sugary foods.
Ancient + Brave suggests a balanced overnight use of a 14 to 16 hour fasting windows three to seven days a week, whilst incorporating a delicious, nutrient dense, fat burning brew to provide support through your morning fasting window. A morning intake of one of the blends; either Coffee + Collagen or Cacao + Collagen, blended with True MCT and, for a creamier brew, grass fed butter - all in the quest for optimal fat burning capability and improved mental and physical performance.
Research shows that our bodies start to divest of glycogen stores when we go without food for a minimum period of approximately 12 hours, at which point our bodies flip toward a fat burning mode. When devoid of glycogen, the brain signals to utilise fat stores for fuel instead of sugars. So as our bodies deplete their glycogen stores from the previous night’s dinner, we have an incredible opportunity to trigger our bodies’ mechanism to burn through fat.
However, it takes time to burn through your own fat stores and most people feel starving or what is often described as ‘hangry’ when they start to go without food for more than 12 hours. However, an Ancient + Brave brew supports the fat burning process whilst feeding the body calories in the form of fats and nutrients that don’t break the fast, signalling the brain to feel satiated and avoiding an ‘unhealthy’ stress response from the adrenal glands and thyroid. This is an unrivalled win-win-win approach.
The most achievable way to practice this style of fasting is to transpose your fasting hours across the night; for example, if you eat your last meal at 7pm you may typically eat again between 9am - 11am the following day.
As fat is slow-burning, it's a more efficient fuel source for brain and body - you have a more balanced energy supply and food cravings start to disappear, especially for sugar!
The zone of fasting that delivers optimal health benefits typically occurs from approximately 14 hours of fasting onwards because of a stage called autophagy which allows for the body to have a cellular cleanse. At the same time, fasting also stimulates HGH (human growth hormone), which plays a vital role in cell regeneration, growth and maintaining healthy human tissue as well beautifying the skin. From a metabolic perspective HGH sets in motion a whole chain of events that triggers the body to burn through fat, but also protects any hard earned muscle.
Try the Brave Method if you want to lose weight sustainably, balance your hormones, gain radiant skin, improve your focus, sleep better + kick your sugar habit!