How to Do Intermittent Fasting for Beginners
Are you looking to start intermittent fasting (IF)? Some of our personal training clients have used this diet to lose weight / fat or improve your health, but it's not always easy to know where to start. In this blog post, we will outline a simple beginner's guide to intermittent fasting. We'll give some tips for getting started. If you're ready to give intermittent fasting a try, read on!
Intermittent fasting is a dietary approach that involves cycling between periods of fasting and eating. There are many different ways to do intermittent fasting, but the most common method is to fast for 16 hours and eat for 8 hours. This means that you would eat all of your meals within the eating window.
If your goal is fat loss, reducing the time available to eat will help decrease your daily caloric intake. The simplest way to implement IF is to skip your breakfast and start your first meal at lunch. If your last meal for the previous day was at 8pm and then you start eating again at around 12 pm the next day, you complete 16 hours of fasting.
It is important though to remember that when eating your first meal you make sure to eat mindfully (don't overeat!) and stick to the protein/vegetables as much as possible. Intermittent fasting can only help you lose fat if a caloric deficit is achieved; if you're eating above your caloric requirement during IF you will not lose weight.
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