Starting Intermittent Fasting for Beginners
So you want to start intermittent fasting? Thats great! There are a few different methods and each method has its benefits. You can read about the different intermittent fasting methods in my previous post. Today I am going to assume that you picked a method that would best fit you and are ready to get started.
If you are a beginner do not be to hard on yourself and the exact timing. The important thing is to just get started in the right direction. When you practice intermittent fasting in the long term, you will be less reliant on your watch and more in-tune and listening to your body.
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3 Tips on Getting Started with Intermittent Fasting
Tip 1. The easiest way to get started is to start by eating a early dinner and then in the morning simply hold off on eating breakfast for a hour or two. This way you can count all the time you spent sleeping as a fasting period.
Tip 2. Thing a head and plan your post-fast meal out before you begin. A post-fast meal should include lean meat or fish, veggies and maybe fruit. Having a meal planed out will help keep you on track and help keep you from grabbing the nearest junk food as soon as your fasting window is up. When you do eat, eat as if you hadn't been fasting at all. This means avoid gorging.
Tip 3. If you are a beginner you will want to schedule your first fast during a busy day. Keeping yourself occupied will help to distract you from food. These distractions will help you not notice skipped meals or changes in your eating schedule.
These tips will help to get you started with intermittent fasting. If will be difficult at first but your body will adapt. Soon you will experience first hand the benefits of intermittent fasting. If you are curious about intermittent fasting and ketosis be sure to read my article on this topic.