Intermittent fasting has become a health and fitness industry buzz word but there's a good reason for that: it works!
What is it? intermittent fasting is an eating schedule that alternates between a FASTED state and a FED state during a defined time period. The point of using IF is to extend your fasting window to force your body to rely on stored fat for energy.
People are often skeptical when they hear the term intermittent fasting, however I want you to know that it is an effective practice that will help your body burn fat. I've been implementing IF for over two years and feel amazing.
Here are three intermittent fasting tips that you can do to start using this strategy today!
1. Try shortening your eating window. You don't have to jump into a 16 hour fast right away. Just try something that feels doable for you. Start with a 12 hour fast, see how that feels. When you are ready, try bumping up to 14 or even 16 hours of fasting.
2. Drink plenty of water! Staying hydrated, especially during your fasting window, is very important. Start each day with a large glass of water (or two!) and keep drinking all day. It's also ok to drink black coffee, herbal teas and BCAAs during your fast.
3. Focus on whole foods. Break your fast with a healthy balance of protein, carbohydrates and good fats. Eating whole foods fuels our body properly, prepares our body to function optimally and fills our body with appropriate macronutrients and micronutrients to sustain our fasting period.
I fully believe in the benefits of this lifestyle and encourage you to give it a try!
Let me know if you do in the comments below :)