intermittent fasting for weight loss

Intermittent Fasting For Weight Loss – Made Easy

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.

Have fun!

Dr Julie

Daily checklist for losing weight 

7 thoughts on “Intermittent Fasting For Weight Loss – Made Easy”

  1. I would like to try this Julie. I did this over 30 years ago and my energy levels increased.

    Thanks for the reminder. Will look into the 5:2 diet.
    Not heart of it

  2. I would like to try this Julie. I did this over 30 years ago and my energy levels increased.

    Thanks for the reminder. Will look into the 5:2 diet.
    Not heart of it

  3. Intermittent fasting does work for weight loss, or more accurately, fat loss. Bodybuilders have known this for decades. To make it work even better, have a strong black coffee first thing upon waking- if you don’t like coffee just have plain water, it won’t give you the boost coffee does but it’s important to be well hydrated after sleeping- then go out for a brisk power walk. Try for 30 minutes if you can. It is key to do this in a fasted state to trigger fat burning as your energy source and make the walk as brisk as you can manage. Give it one month of doing this daily and you will visibly see the change in your body! Oh and one other tip, don’t eat the second you get home, firstly drink some water, fat loss needs water to work properly, then cool down, then take a shower. This extends your fasted state and helps with even more fat loss. While you have your shower, why not try Julie’s cold water shower treatment to boost your immune system? If you make your first meal carbohydrate free or at least low carb (maybe scrambled eggs or avocado) you will extend the fat burning effect even further! So now you are set up beautifully for a great day!

    1. Thanks for the great detailed advice Steven, I can really see how it will work – and it’s endorsed by Julie. I am going to give it a go!

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