Intermittent fasting has become one of the most popular nutrition strategies over the last few years.
Let me start by saying – as much as I LOVE IF – it’s not for everyone. If you have high stress levels or have a history of disordered eating, it’s probably best to avoid it.
I practice IF most days, but not everyday. It’s imperative to allow flexibility in your schedule, because, you know, LIFE. Things are going to get in the way, screw up your routine, take you off track 😓. That’s OK 😮. Just let it roll off your back and get back on the 🐴. Don’t go down that slippery slope of “well I had one bad meal so I’ll eat like crap the rest of the week.”
What I like about IF is it’s *simplicity*.
You don’t have to eat 6 small meals/day.
You don’t have to wake up early enough to scarf down breakfast or bring a ziplock bag full of sliced peppers to work for a snack.
Because what’s simple, gets done. What get’s done, yields results. THAT’S what’s important. Just doing it.
If you have a nutrition plan that doesn’t get executed, how much value does that plan actually have 🤔?
This is why meal plans often don’t work – they’re just too overwhelming and thus people don’t even get started.
My advice to you is to start by making one small change. It could be IF, it might be adding a protein shake after your workouts, it might be committing to eating 1 salad every day. It should *almost* feel too easy. YOU make the choice, and own it.
Have you tried fasting? Did it work for you? Let me know below ⤵️