Fasting To Lose Weight
Fasting To Lose Weight – What You Need To Know.
Intermittent Fasting has been a part of my regular lifestyle now for over 3 Years. At the start I was fasting to lose weight, now I use intermittent fasting simply to keep my weight in check.
Not only did I lose weight using intermittent fasting, but I have now kept the weight off for over 2 years.
So if you have decided you want to try fasting to lose weight, I think I am now well qualified to give you some pointers on where to start and what to do.
Fasting To Lose Weight- Tips When Getting Started.
1 Keep your I.F. plans private.
The first thing I would advise is to keep the fact you are using fasting to lose weight private. From experience I can tell you, it just is not worth the effort of trying to justify what you are doing. Keep it quiet and let the results speak for themselves.
Even today after losing 70lbs when someone asks for my diet, I just say I didn’t diet, I just ate less, and leave it at that.
No.2 Ease Yourself in Gently.
If you have never fasted before, it can seem a little daunting at first to take a 24hr break from eating. All I can tell you is it does get easier the more you do it, but at the start, just aim for 1 fast of 24hrs in 7 days. If you come up a little short, don’t worry about it, just try it again a few days later, just see how far you get. Start with little steps, if you need to build up to a full 24 hour fast, that is OK too. Start by either skipping breakfast or lunch, and build from there.
I can tell you that going through the process of taking a break from eating will help you learn a great deal about yourself and your relationship with food, and because of this, you find on days when you are not fasting you tend to make different choices because of what you become aware of during your eating breaks.
So much of what we do is based around habit and routine. We eat at 1pm not because we are hungry, but because that is the time of our work lunch break. After you do a few fasts, it won’t be unusual for you to think, ” I am not hungry right now, I am going to skip lunch and wait for dinner tonight. I guess what I am trying to say is, fasting to lose weight gets you away from the traditional thinking that you must have 3 meals a day.
Fasting To Lose Weight Calories in V Calories Out
No 3 Calories Still Matter
Remember that even if you are fasting to lose weight, you still have to be in a calorie deficit in order to see weight loss. If you do a 24 hour fast and then eat more calories than you need, you still won’t lose any fat. Don’t over compensate for the fast. continue your day as if the fast never happened. Yes there are huge health benefits associated with fasting, but you are fasting to lose weight first and foremost, so keep that in mind
Make sure you know what your BMR / RMR ; level is. RMR is your Resting Metabolic Rate Use this as your guide for the daily calories. I work of a weekly total rather than a daily one.
OK. Now you can make a start. That covers your essential guide to fasting to lose weight. any questions, leave them in the comments and I will be happy to answer. You can also follow me on twitter here
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