Losing weight by intermittent fasting is the most effective weight management technique. Getting started is easy.
Here are six steps to getting started fasting.
Fast for 16 hours. Eat for 8 hours
Our bodies don’t enter the fasted state until 12 hours after our last meal. This is one of the reasons why many people who start intermittent fasting will lose weight. People lose fat without changing what they eat, how much they eat, or how often they exercise.
Fasting puts your body in a fat-burning state that you don’t achieve to in a regular eating schedule.
Wait for at least 4 hours after waking up
Don’t have your first meal until at least 4 hours after waking up. You’ll start to mentally get used to living in a fasted state. Your body will be burning fat as you live your life naturally.
Hit calorific deficit
The key to losing fat is being in a caloric deficit. You need to have less calories in than going out. Less energy in, more energy out.
Intermittent fasting makes this easy. It gets our bodies back into our natural fed vs fasted states as opposed to eating throughout the day.
Drink more water
Hydration is important whether you are fasting or not. Often times it is easy to mistake hunger for thirst. Drinking plenty of water will help with Intermittent fasting. Drink water throughout the day to fill you up and keep your body hydrated.
Drink coffee and tea
Caffeine found in coffee and tea is a stimulant that has an appetite reducing affecting. Not only that but it will give you an energy boost during your fast. I couldn’t fast without coffee.
Eat filling meals
Eat big, high volume meals that are going to fill you up. Look more towards meats and vegetables than snack foods. Veggies are a great way to add volume to your meals.
Vegetables are your fried throughout intermittent fasting and any weight loss program