You may have heard of Intermittent Fasting but not quite sure what it is or how to go about doing it. I’ve been doing Intermittent fasting for a little over a month now and have had amazing results….scroll down to read more about it.
Let’s start with what is Intermittent Fasting. Intermittent Fasting is when you fast for so many hours and then eat in a certain time frame. There are a few ways of going about it but the most poplar one 16:8 (I’m doing this one too). This simply means that you are fasting for 16 hours (most of that is when you’re sleeping) and then during an 8 hour window you’re eating. You can set your fasting hours to whatever works for you and your schedule. For example you can fast from 7pm-11am or 6pm-10am. You then have an 8 hour window of time to eat. So what I’ve found that works for me is that I fast from 6pm-10am and then from 10am-6pm is when I consume my daily macros/calories. I usually eat about 3-4 meals in this 8 hour window.
Now, this doesn’t mean that you can’t have ANYTHING until your eating window begins. You can have water, tea, black coffee or apple cider vinegar. You should try to stay under 50 calories if you do not want to break your fast. A beneficial way to start your morning would be to have a glass of water upon waking, apple cider vinegar with lemon and if you like coffee I recommend having it black or try Bulletproof Coffee. Adding creamer or sugar to your coffee will break your fast. Drinking plenty of water before your 8 hour window starts will help curb your hunger.
Benefits to Intermittent Fasting:
weight & body fat loss (I’ve lost 9lbs in 6 weeks with fasting & also adjusting my macros)
increased fat burning
lowered insulin levels
improved mental clarity
increased growth hormone
improved blood cholesterol
(you can do more research of other benefits for intermittent fasting)
My personal benefits for intermittent fasting are improved energy levels for sure! This is great especially being a busy mom to 4 kids lol. I’ve also lost 9 pounds and beginning to lean out and see more muscle gains. Intermittent fasting isn’t the only thing that has helped me get great results, I’ve also adjusted my macros (click HERE to see how), changed my morning routine and drinking 100oz of water daily. My workout routine has also changed. I strength train 5-6 days a week and incorporate 1-2 days of cardio. That’s right, you don’t need to being a lot of cardio to see results. My cardio is only 10-15mins too.
For more optimal fat burning/metabolic boost, I recommend exercising first thing in the morning while you’re still fasting. This will help with fat burning throughout the day too.
If you’d like to try intermittent fasting & need extra assistance, feel free to comment below or email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org