Intermittent fasting is a type of diet where you cycle your food intake between periods of eating and fasting. Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity in recent years, with many people reporting benefits such as weight loss and increased energy levels. In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of intermittent fasting including what it is, how to get started, and some tips for success!
The easiest way to get started with intermittent fasting is to focus on eating. When you eat constantly, your body will eventually store more fat and decrease your energy levels. The benefits of intermittent fasting come when we cycle between periods of feeding and fasting. Fasting times can vary from person-to-person depending on how often they want to fast in a day, ranging anywhere from 12 hours up to 36 hours without food or caloric beverages! This allows the body time for heal and repair, while still having periods of eating to maintain energy levels.
There are many ways to get started with intermittent fasting.
The following is an outline of the simplest way:
-Commit to one day per week where you do not eat anything from dinner on Sunday night until dinner Monday night.
-If you want, supplement this day by drinking calorie free beverages such as water, coffee or tea.
-On the other days of your week, you can eat normally.
Tips for Success:
-Be gentle with yourself! Fasting is not an easy process and it will take time to adjust to this new lifestyle. Give yourself grace as you learn what works best for you in terms of meal timing, duration of fasting periods, and other factors.
-Find out what works for you! Experiment with different fasting periods and find what is best for your needs, including things like timing of meals in relation to exercise or sleep cycles.
-Try this intermittent fasting plan: Monday - Fast 12 hours; Tuesday - Eat normally until dinner; Wednesday - Fast 24 hours; Thursday - Eat normally until dinner; Friday - Eat normally until dinner.