If you are overweight and really want to lose the extra pounds look at intermittent fasting. Does intermittent fasting work for weight loss? Yes, it’s a good way to jump start your weight loss plan. And it’s also good for the long haul, if you have a lot of weight to lose.
It is the latest trend in the UK. You will see quick results, which will give you the encouragement to stick with it. Plus, it’s a very simple plan to follow. No counting calories, or points and no weighing of your food. Plus preparing less meals saves time.
If you’re not familiar with intermittent fasting or IF as it is sometimes called, here is how simple it is to get started. There are a few ways to do intermittent fasting. You can do daily by skipping breakfast, lunch and just having dinner. Stop eating at 8:00 in the evening and that is one version of IF in a nutshell.
Or you can do 2 days a week of fasting all day. 24 hours, both plans work, it’s just what works better for you.
Eat your evening meal, careful now, not a lot of fattening foods. But you are not restricted to certain types of foods, so have a small piece of dark chocolate if you want. But if you finish your dinner around 8:00 in the evening, don’t eat again until 12 noon the next day.
That will give you a window of 16 hours without any food. Naturally, you will want to be careful of what you eat, but you don’t have to “diet” or count calories. Eat normally, but don’t stuff yourself. And be careful of the junk food.
Have coffee, no sugar or a non-calorie drink first thing in the morning. Then just drink water for the rest of the morning. If you really need to, have some bouillon to satisfy any hunger. It will get easier the more you do it. But remember you have to stay with it, just like any other diet. You will be pleasantly surprised with the results. Here is a very good program to follow.
Make sure that you do it consistently for the best results. Some people do it for 2-3 days a week, but if you want the best results do it 5 to 7 days a week. Also after you get into it you will see that you don’t focus on food as much and you will be content with a lot less. Much less mindless eating and picking.
We have been preached to that you need to eat breakfast every day, but why is the population so obese. There’s something wrong with this picture. Our forefathers didn’t eat 6 meals a day. Probably they were many days there wasn’t any food at all.
Once you make this form of eating a habit, you will be so pleased with the results that you will wished you had tried it sooner.
The sooner you start to lose weight the better you will feel and the sooner your health will start to improve.
Weight loss will help regulate blood sugar, cut your risk of heart disease and minimize the amount of cancer-causing cell damage.
Another plus is you will become aware of your eating habits. You won’t just mindlessly eat when you aren’t really hungry, but stressed, tired or thirsty.
Let’s face it we don’t always eat only when we are hungry. Many different emotions lead us to overeat.
So give this method a try, I’m sure you will be impressed. If you have any questions or want to share your success, please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks, Deanna