About Intermittent Fasting
I decided to write this blog post this week in order to give you a little bit of a better idea about what it is. Intermittent fasting might sound intimidating, but it's really not. In fact, it's an incredibly useful healthy promoting & weight loss tool!
First things first, intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that goes back and forth between fasting and eating. Basically, you concentrate when you eat into specific periods in the day, and don't eat during the other times. It focuses on when you eat, rather than what you eat.
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How To Practice Intermittent Fasting
An easy way to build up to intermittent fasting is first, to not eat after dinnertime. It can be tempting to snack after dinner, but try and replace those cravings with having a nighttime tea or low-calorie beverage instead. Then, you can try and delay your breakfast in the morning until 10am or 11am. There you have it! You're already fasting for 14 -16 hours, and concentrating your eating between approximately 10-11am and 6pm.
Some people also find it helpful to practice intermittent fasting periodically. For example, you can try and do it during weekdays, and take a break on the weekends, or do it on alternating days, or a couple of days per week.
The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
1. Weight Loss: Because intermittent fasting reduces the number of meals you eat, or allows you to do less "snacking," it has widespread weight loss benefits. It's also been shown to precipitate hormonal changes such as lowered insulin and increase fat burning hormone levels.
2. Health Benefits: Intermittent fasting studies have shown reduce inflammation, improved heart health, cancer prevention, improved brain health, and even longer lifespans.
3. Giving Your Digestive System A Break: It's easy to forget, but our bodies are absolutely incredible and are working for us 24 hours per day! Intermittent fasting allows us to give our digestive systems and metabolisms longer periods to rest and recharge, helping them function better overall!
4. Convenience: It's definitely a lifestyle change, but intermittent fasting can be incredibly convenient when it's done right. It can help with meal planning, day to day efficiency, help us be present with our food, and decrease the amount of dishes to clean!
Intermittent Fasting Overall
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