I'm a veteran in the fitness industry and have been around since the mid-2000s. I'm 36, Swedish, and known in the industry as the godfather of intermittent fasting. Let me tell you how I earned that title.
When everyone else was doing what everyone around them told them to do — breakfast first thing in the morning followed by tiny meals throughout the day — I did the opposite. I fasted 16 hours every day, skipped breakfast and ate 2-3 meals a day. This was in 2006 and everyone thought I was crazy.
But guess what? For the first time in my life, this former fat boy got ripped. Not only that, but the diet turned out to work great for other people as well. On my website www.leangains.com, I laid out the blueprint for the diet, amassed a large following and created a wave that can be felt to this day. Now everyone's doing intermittent fasting.
If you want to read more about my diet, intermittent fasting and everything else that has helped me and countless clients and people around the world get lean, read my book "The Leangains Method: The Art of Getting Ripped. Researched, Practiced, Perfected."
If my book doesn't change your life, it will change your body, and it'll be the best ten bucks you'll ever spend in the fitness game. I stake my career on that claim.
When I'm not coaching clients or writing books and articles, I like to read, and some of my favorite non-fiction books include "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield and "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers" by Robert Sapolsky. Fiction-wise, I like anything by Thomas Ligotti and the short stories of Brian Evenson.