Intermittent Fasting Quick Start Guide
Intermittent meaning something that occurs at irregular intervals, Fasting meaning a state of abstaining from all or some types of foods and drinks.
Intermittent Fasting is when you basically eat food within a certain time interval and abstain from it for the alternating interval.
Intermittent Fasting Types
16:8 or ‘8-hour diet’ is the most common type of fast for beginners, I started with this and I highly recommend everyone to start with this type of fasting. You basically eat within an 8-hour window, for example, you start eating on Monday at 1pm and stop at 9pm, your fast continues while you sleep and until Tuesday at 1pm,
20:4 or ‘warrior diet’ is another common type of fast, but it is harder than the 16:8 intermittent fast. I recommend this fast for anyone who begins to find 16:8 very easy, and wants to take on a challenge for more results. My personal favorite.
24:1 or ‘one meal a day – OMAD’ is extremely simple, you eat one meal a day. I don’t like calling it OMAD, because the actual ‘OMAD diet’ allows for small snacks throughout the day, so I prefer calling it 24-hour fasting, as people tend to understand it better. Just eat one meal at your preferred time and try to abstain from food until that time the next day. I did this for four months, and I have to say it was a journey, the first few weeks were difficult, but the results were immense.
5:2 is when you eat regularly for 5 days in the week, and on two days you fast completely or consume only 500 calories of food. I would highly recommend you go without food since it will allow for a better ketosis, meaning more fat loss.
Alternate Daily is when you fast for 24 hours on one day, and then go back to normal eating the next, you basically fast for 3 to 4 days in one week which alternates every week and feast the other days. For example, you eat dinner on Monday, skip breakfast and lunch on Tuesday and eat at dinner time. Wednesday, you eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, skipping breakfast and lunch on Thursday and eating at dinner time…
Possible Intermittent Fasting Benefits
- Weight Loss
- Muscle Gain
- Longer Life
- Higher Productivity
- Diabetic Support
- Better Heart Health
- Better Sleep
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Disclaimer: Do at your own risk!