I have had quite a long relationship with intermittent fasting.
I just recently started incorporating it back into my life and I couldn’t be happier.
What’s different this time?
For one, I am for the most part fat adapted. What does that mean? It means my body uses fat, instead of carbohydrates, as its main source of fuel. It took me 3 months to get to the point of finding a good balance for my body and incorporating just the right amount of fat, protein, and carbohydrates in my diet.
With my diet locked down, it is so much easier to fast! Why? Well, I’m not a scientist or anything, but I think it has something to do with the fact that I am now well nourished, meaning, I’m getting enough nutrients and my body remains satisfied for hours instead of searching for calories.
I think this would be my one piece of advice for anyone wanting to start fasting. The thing is, there are a million ways to fast BUT the magic behind the fast is really what you are doing when you aren’t fasting.
If you are eating crap and then expecting to fast for 16 hours, forget about it. Your body will scream at you and demand to be fed. This will do more harm than good and will end up leading to binging during your “non-fasting” hours.
If your nutrition is on point and your body is properly nourished, you will be able to fast with ease.
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