So you want to lose weight?
Weight loss by intermittent fasting is a fairly easy way to lose weight without feeling deprived. It does take will-power in the beginning, which we are lacking or we wouldn’t be here. You can eat foods you like, within reason, in a set time frame and lose weight quite fast. But your results will be impressive, so the dedication will be worth it.
Weight loss by intermittent fasting, how easy. No weighting food, no measuring, no counting points, less grocery shopping , less cooking, in other words EASY. You do have to make a decision that you want to lose the weight and regain your health.
Once you get the right mindset and get thru a couple of days it gets so much easier. because you need to.You stop thinking about food all the time and soon you will eat because you need to and not just to fill your face.
That is the most important issue. When you do intermittent fasting you put you body in a fasting state where it is much easier to lose weight due to your insulin levels being much lower.
When you are eating your insulin levels are much higher. Another plus is fasting is a simple and easy way to lose all the extra fat. Just think you don’t have to plan 3 meals a day so you save on time and also on groceries. Which is an added bonus.
How to do intermittent fasting.
Believe it or not you are already doing intermittent fasting. When you go to bed every evening and sleeping until morning you are doing intermittent fasting. Unless you get up in the middle of the night to have a snack. That’s why breakfast is called that “break-fast”.
But to help with your weight loss and better health you need to look for a larger window or time frame to make fasting work.
If you are like most people we have been conditioned to eat breakfast to get the metabolism moving. This will make it hard to do fasting. I’m very rarely hungry the first thing in the morning so fasting is not too hard for me.
In the beginning try to keep adding a few hours every day to your overnight fast. So if you slept for 8 hours and didn’t eat for 2 more hours before bedtime you did a 10 hour fast. Give up breakfast and just have coffee or water during the morning. Have your first meal after 12 noon.
Eventually you could build up to 6 more hours. That would be an ideal fast. Then have a normal dinner and maybe a snack before bed and start all over again the next morning. Try to eat sensibly, lean meat, poultry, or fish and fresh or frozen veggies.
Don’t stuff yourself with pizza, wings or all that no-no foods. And just because you haven’t eaten all day, just eat until you are full.
Don’t overeat. It’s o.k. to have a couple of cookies once in a while, but I found if I stay away from sugar products and carb after a couple of days I don’t crave them. Eventually you will be very satisfied with less food and much healthy food.
Another way to fast is to fast until 1:00 or 2:00 everyday. Then eat a light lunch and around 6:00 eat a light dinner. You won’t lose quite as fast but it will still work.
Another way to do intermittent fasting is to fast a couple of days a week for 24 hours at a time. That is not that easy. I find that a little harder to do, especially if you have a family to feed. My husband says that’s not healthy but I feel your body can benefit from a rest and you will get good results from this method also. If you would like more information on this method click this link.