I love intermittent fasting.
For a lot of people, it is a great strategy for fat loss.
The beauty lies in its simplicity and practicality.
Here’s how it works:
1. Wake up, fast until noon (drink black coffee, tea or water)
2. Eat a low carb lunch with protein (spinach salad with chicken/hard-boiled eggs,etc.)
3. Eat dinner as you normally would.
4. Don’t consume calories for 16 hours (noon next day)
Now, you can definitely push your lunch back if you prefer eating later at night. The key is to make sure you are fasting for 16 hours. You definitely *can* fast shorter or longer but 16 hours is a great spot to start.
The reason it works? By having a smaller eating window, you make it MUCH harder to consume as many calories as you would if you were eating 3 square meals.
*Please understand you will NOT automatically lose fat with intermittent fasting. You can still eat in a caloric surplus if you consume too many calories. As I wrote in this post, a calorie deficit is the most important factor to lose weight. It must be present – there is no other way to lose weight or fat. Keep this as your top priority.
In other words, it’s not a free pass to gorge on your favorite foods and eat whatever you want. You MUST still be mindful of total daily and weekly calories.
Make sense? Good.
Please send this link to a friend who could use this information!