I have people ask all the time about intermittent fasting, I do believe it is beneficial to create a healthy eating structure and a healthy relationship with food. I've been hearing more and more lately about research being done around the subject. And results are showing that this is an effective form of weight management and weight loss.
For those a of you who don't know what intermittent fasting is, here you go:
Only consuming calories during a specific time.
So instead of counting calories you are consuming calories during a specific time of the day. Most people follow a 16:8 or 12:12 - 16 hours of fasting and 8 hours of calorie consumption or 12 and 12.
I, personally don't practice this, but I try not to eat after 8:00 pm. So I am practicing a form of calorie consumption restriction. I don't like to go to sleep on a full belly and I tend to eat the majority of my calories early in the day, which works for me.
If you struggle with maintaining your ideal weight or have an unhappy relationship with food and eating, you may want to consider practicing intermittent fasting.
There are considerable benefits:
✔️Easy to follow.
✔️Creates structure, discipline & habits.
✔️Doesn't require calorie counting.
✔️Reconnects to true, biological hunger (vs eating out of boredom, social eating).
✔️Could lead to weight loss.
✔️Not a fad diet.
You will need to consider the amount of hours you need to consume your calories and the hours of the day you will be consuming. This should be decided based on your lifestyle and schedule. Things to consider are your activity level, time of day you exercise, the needs of people around you, your work schedule and your sleep schedule.
I am not an expert in this subject so I continue to research and learn about it. I recommend you doing some research if you think this could be beneficial to you.
Remember, the goal is to create healthy habits you can sustain!
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