Developing your IF Window
So how do you begin to start experimenting with Intermittent Fasting (IF)?
I get this question often, and I absolutely understand why as it can seem super confusing but here is what I recommend:
Have an early dinner, for example 7 pm, and then Food is not consumed again until 9am. So for 14 hours you are giving your body time off from having to process food. Night time snacking will be eliminated as a result. Resist the urge to eat quickly or more than you usually would when you do eat.
Be aware, if you have a diet full of sugar, flour and artificial sweetener it will make Intermittent fasting more difficult as all 3 chemicals mess with our hunger hormones. Limiting with the intention to eliminating them is ideal.
I recommend a lot of water when starting Intermittent Fasting and exercising only if you feel up to it. An additional benefit of IF is it it will limit night time snacking and mindless eating. I suggest trying it for at least 3 days in a row for a minimum of 12 hours, and then working your way up from there, slowly adding time on each side of your fasting window.
I am currently doing a 16:8 window. I had to work up to this. The app i use has a tracker And I included my data in the comments below if you want to look at it.
I have lost a little weight which I wasn’t looking for, but the main reasons I stick to it are because of how great I feel and the quality of sleep I am experiencing now.
If you would like to try An Intermittent Fasting Challenge Group with me 100% free of charge, send me an IM and we can start Sunday July 8th after dinner.
It will be fun.