Those who’ve tried intermittent fasting have reaped the benefits of enhancing insulin sensitivity, crushing carb cravings, spurring human growth hormone (HGH) and likely improved their mood. However, is it fair game to eat anything you want when you eat? Here’s a good answer to that question.
Let’s first define your “eating window” when intermittent fasting. Some people choose the 16:8 method where they fast for 16-hours and eat in an 8-hour window. Others opt for the 5:2 method where they eat normally for 5-days and then intermittent fast for 2. Coming out of Halloween, you may want to adopt a plan ASAP to avoid overindulging in the junk left over.
The gist of intermittent fasting is that you eat within a specified time window, so it’s not about the foods you eat but the timing of when you eat it. To optimize your fasting, you’ll want to keep it clean and stick to unprocessed foods.
If your goal with intermittent fasting is weight loss, you’ll need to sustain your caloric deficit when you do eat. Do this by figuring-out your daily calorie needs and eat less. Simple, right?
If you’re thinking about plunging into the intermittent lifestyle, checkout this video to spur you along the way. She subscribes to the lifestyle and she’s super passionate about it. Beyond that, if weight loss is your goal…think of all the benefits ketosis can offer your health. It may not smell great but you’ll get used to the health benefits.
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