Taking the guesswork out of Daily Intermittent Fasting for Women
Do you understand intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting or IF for short is not eating for a period of time each day. You skip breakfast and maybe skip lunch and have dinner in a set time frame. You have an eating frame or window of 3-4 hours. It might take a little time to give up lunch, but even if you don’t give up lunch to start, just keep it very simple, a salad with a little protein.
This daily intermittent fasting article for women is information to help women learn how to do this and it’s easier than you think.
It’s a no nonsense approach to getting the weight off quickly, easily and without a lot of fanfare. It’s easy to do, you are not restricted to what type of food you can eat, or really how much food you can eat. Also no counting calories or points. No measuring, just be sensible, remember you are doing this to lose weight and get healthier. Not constantly thinking about or preparing meals.
Just remember if you are doing intermittent fasting for weight loss, than it would be in your best interest to be prudent about your food intake. Don’t stuff yourself and don’t fill up on high calorie food or junk food. Also watch out for processed foods. You are doing this to get healthy, that is the most important issue.
In fact you might have been doing IF without even realizing it. If you have dinner around 7:00 in the evening and don’t eat again until 7:00 in the morning, you have done about a 12 hour fast. Continue on and skip lunch and you are well on your way to doing a true intermittent fast.
Many studies have shown that intermittent fasting has the effect to awaken a gene that will help you live longer. By losing weight you will improve your health, lower insulin and blood glucose. We all know that getting our weight to a healthy number has a lot of health benefits.
If it’s early enough in the day, you could start by skipping one meal. Preferably breakfast and or lunch. It’s that easy. No special food to buy, no signing up for classes, no mixes or shakes. Instead of a meal, have a cup of chicken broth or green tea. Be sure to drink plenty of water to help with hydration and to help take away hunger and cravings. No soft drinks, they are loaded with sugar, have a diet soft drink if you need to. But remember, diet drinks make you crave sweets. That’s not good or what we need.
Start using intermittent fasting
Here are the different steps to follow for intermittent fasting.
Longer intermittent fasting. Done 1 x2 times a week. It’s a longer fasting time of 24 hours. Stop eating after your evening meal at 6:00 or 7:00 and not eating again until the following evening at the same time.
Daily fasting. Eat your evening meal at 6:00 or 7:00. Then don’t eat again until lunch the following day. Make it a light lunch, salad with a light dressing. Eventually you can go longer as your body gets used to less food.
With intermitted fasting, you can expect to lose 2 to 4 pounds a week depending how much weight you have to lose. After you get used to this form of eating your body will adjust to it and you won’t miss eating during the day and the pounds will melt off. Plus your digestive track will thank you for giving it a much needed rest.
These instructions are not carved in stone. You can start easy and progress as you see fit. Your health should be a priority and keeping your weight at a healthy place is what we are trying to achieve and it’s very important.
Plus you will enjoy the freedom you will have being able to do things that you haven’t been able to do for some time. Like play with your kids or grandkids, play sports and exercise, skiing, swimming, playing golf, volleyball, any number of recreational things that are enjoyable to you and your friends and family. I’ve heard many horror stories.
I remember reading about a woman that would not travel to see her family, due to the fact she was so overweight that she would have to purchase 2 plane tickets to make the trip. How sad, food is not worth that!
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