A Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting

The #SecondWall in your life is the one standing between yourself and your goals. And a big goal for many is having the body you want, having the body you deserve. This goal should be more than just hitting your goal weight, your biggest focus should be building a healthier and stronger body. And we all know that means working out and eating well.

I’ve taken a real liking to intermittent fasting and have been studying and experimenting with it for a long time now. I strongly feel that this is one of the best ways of approaching what/how you eat, to reach your healthy body goals.

I’m sharing an article with you by Nerd Fitness which is a very well put together piece on intermittent fasting but I must warn you, it’s not a quick read, but it is full of really good information.

If you want to start experimenting with intermittent fasting for the first time, I think it’s really important that you dip your toes in the water slowly. This is not about starving yourself, but finding a healthy balance that works for your body. Make sure that you get enough nutrition every day, but it is worth being honest with yourself: are you just eating too much?

So as you delve into this wealth of information, please keep these two concepts in mind if it’s the first time you’re trying it out:

  1. Think of your daily “eating window” in stead of how many hours you “fast” every day. Thinking that you have to go without food for 16 hours every day sounds like you’re starving yourself, but the truth is that in 8 hours you can eat more than enough to sustain a healthy, strong body.
  2. Don’t start with an”eating window” of less than 8 hours if this the first time you’re getting into intermittent fasting. Experiment over time but pay attention to what is “healthy” for your body. Ignoring pangs of hunger “could” be an empowering experience increasing your mental resolve, but suffering from low energy, low performance and weakness might be signs that you need to eat more.

Have fun trying this, but keep informing yourself.

Read the full article here: A Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting | Nerd Fitness


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