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  • How to Do Intermittent Fasting – 2 Ways

    How to do intermittent fasting is all just a matter of preference. You can choose when to eat and when not to eat.

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    Ways on How to Do Intermittent Fasting To Make it Effective for Weight Loss

    How to do intermittent fasting is all just a matter of preference. You can choose when to eat and when not to eat.

    How to Do Intermittent Fasting – 2 Ways

    How to Do Intermittent Fasting – 2 Ways

    We’ve all heard about the no-fat, high-protein, gluten-free, raw-veggies and other eating plans. Another plan that got my attention is intermittent fasting.

    Fasting, as well all know, is the act of “not eating” anything for a certain period of time.

    I do fast each time I need to undergo blood tests that require fasting. When I check my weight after 8 hours of fasting, it’s still the same.

    The first time I learned about it was from Reader’s Digest Asia edition. This type of eating plan is not considered a diet. But how are you going to apply it in your routine?

    Eat within a time period

    You’ll choose a time period that favors you most. For instance, you can schedule not to eat at noon until 8 pm. This means you need to skip breakfast.

    If your stomach can’t endure 8 hours of fasting while you’re wide awake, you can go with a 6-hour fasting or a 4-hour window.

    Skip meals

    Another way on how to do intermittent fasting is to skip two meals a day. You can choose not to eat your lunch and dinner, breakfast and lunch, or breakfast and dinner. It depends on your preference really.

    Does it work?

    For some people, this eating plan works. It might work for you but not for your diet partner.

    Theoretically, this plan could work as you’re restricting your caloric intake. This gives your body an opportunity to lose weight as you’re not eating a lot.

    Regardless of how you do intermittent fasting, this plan simplifies your day, especially if you don’t have time to prepare your meals. What you do need to prepare is the food that you’re going to eat in your time range.

    It’s also cheaper as you don’t need to purchase 6 meals each day. You also don’t need to do the dishes 6 times a day.

    What I think it’ll offer me?

    How to do intermittent fasting will depend on your preference.

    I’m planning on skipping lunch and dinner. But the biggest issue I find here is that this eating plan will just give me lower energy during the fasting period.

    It’ll make me miserable and ineffective at work as I’ll be thinking about food but not being able to eat. Also, I’m worried about my migraine, which is usually triggered by the lack of food.

    Eating habits and intermittent fasting

    But I still believe that once I get through the transition, I can adapt and learn to eat a few times a day. This means that when I start to eat every 6 hours, my body will learn the habit and will start to expect food every 6 hours.

    Thus, the side effects I’m worried of will become less of an issue.

    How to do intermittent fasting and not freak out

    Stay busy.

    That’s Reader’s Digest greatest advice when it comes to this eating plan.

    When we’re busy, we can’t think of food or how hungry we are.

    Thus, we no longer have to struggle with it. Let’s just keep our brain occupied within that fasting period.

     

    About the author

    Janey Danes Janey Danes started her career as a part-time article writer, editor and proofreader in 2008. She specializes in topics related to health, travel, technology, family, and spiritual life. Danes is a licensed medical technologist and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology. She is also a contributor to Travel Philippines | Entertainment and Medical Technology Avenue. You can also find her on Google+.

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