40 Pounds Lighter and $50k Richer, Thanks to Daily Intermittent Fasting

Matt Manning's transformation
Matt transformation

I love this story.  45 year old Matt Manning was motivated to get in shape by a health scare – the possibility of a heart valve replacement in his near future.  The prospect of such a serious operation and the thought of not being around for his children drew the 5’9″ 213-pound dad to the gym and eventually inspired him to enter a weight-loss competition sponsored by Bodybuilding.com.

Within just four months the Ohio-based engineer had transformed himself into a lean body-building machine, boasting a 40-lb weight loss and a mere 5% total body fat which won him the $50,000 top prize.

Matt Manning
Matt Manning

Besides pumping iron and a low-carb diet, what does he credit with his success?… daily intermittent fasting – an 18:6 protocol of daily fasting in which he only ate between the hours of 8 AM and 4PM daily.

Most of us won’t become $50,000 richer from our lifestyle change to daily intermittent fasting, but the rewards are no less valuable – lean body mass, more energy and overall better health.  That’s certainly motivation enough for me.


Hi, I'm Mimi and I've lost 70 pounds (so far) through daily intermittent fasting or "scheduled eating." I'm committed to the fasting lifestyle and to making it as easy and fun as possible. (Yes, I said fun!) If you're on the fasting journey with me or if you're contemplating it, you've found the right place for information, tips, and support. You may also want to follow me on Twitter @foodcanwait or join us on Facebook at facebook.com/foodcanwait.

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