Have you tried intermittent fasting for weight loss?
Fasting is not a new thing, we’re designed for it. Until relatively recent times in human history eating habits were generally feast or famine. The standard 3 meals per day is a new phenomenon and has become habit for most.
Fasting helps with weight loss, and I like it for other reasons too:
- It slows down the aging process
- It speeds up repair processes
- And of course it increases fat burning
I’m familiar with the 5:2 diet, and it has great health benefits, but it was a no from me. Despite the health benefits it’s not sustainable for me, I just don’t like it, and so I’ve opted for something easier. But the health benefits are even better.
This might work for you too if the 5:2 isn’t sustainable for you either.
Easy Intermittent Fasting For Weight Loss
It is natural to fast over night while you’re sleeping, with a bit of planning it’s easy to extend this a bit longer.
Fasting for 14 hours per day on a regular basis makes a tremendous difference to your health and weight.
Make a start at a 14 hour fast, and when that’s easy extend it. Here’s how:
- 8 hours covered while you’re in bed
- Eat your last food at least 2 hours before bed – ideally 3
- Eat breakfast/brunch 2 – 3 hours after getting up
Water and herbal tea are ok during the fasting time.
I look ahead at the beginning of the week to see where I can comfortably fit this in.
A good technique is taking breakfast with you if it’s a work day, I often take a smoothie.
Tweak around the edges to find something that works for you. Have a go because intermittent fasting for weight loss has so many other health benefits.