INTERMITTENT FASTING & WEIGHT LOSS
All about Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting might be just the helping hand you need on your weight loss transformation. Fast weight loss is not always healthy; however, many people find following an IF schedule to be an excellent and achievable way to build healthy habits.
Read on to learn more about a variety of IF protocols that might suit you and your lifestyle.
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Intermittent Fasting & Weight loss
Intermittent fasting has gotten plenty of hype in recent years, and for good reason! It is not a fly-by-night rapid weight loss trend, rather it is frequently practiced as part of a body composition or maintainable weight loss protocol.
So, how does intermittent fasting aid weight loss? Unlike diets which stipulate what you eat, intermittent fasting focusses on when you eat.
Many people find intermittent fasting to be a simple yet effective strategic tool on their weight loss transformation, however it’s a good idea to remember why it works so well.
There’s nothing magical about fasting, however eating within a specified timeframe across the day or week helps many people to successfully moderate their food intake and to build a healthier relationship with food and eating.
The principle of CICO (calories in, calories out) always applies, however sticking to an intermittent fasting schedule can be a very helpful strategy.
Choose an Intermittent Fasting Schedule
One of the most popular intermittent fasting schedules, involves eating within an eight-hour window each day combined with a 16-hour fast. Popularised as part of the Leangains protocol.
The 5:2 method involves two fasting days per week, where participants consume 500-600 calories per day, continuing on with healthy eating on the other five days of the week.
Involves fasting for full 24-hour windows on one or two days per week, with normal healthy eating resumed on the other days. We recommend working with a health professional to support you with this protocol as it may not be suitable for everyone.
Always talk to your health professional before starting a new diet.
Inspo - What can you eat while intermittent fasting?
Within your specified fasting window, the idea is to consume zero, or very close to zero calories. Purists may stick to water only while fasting, whereas many others find consuming tea, black coffee, carbonated water and other zero-calorie drinks can make longer fasts considerably easier.
Outside of your fasting window the focus is on nutritious meals. Tasty yet nourishing fuel sources like FatBlaster snacks and meal replacement shakes make eating during the eating window simple and help you to stay full, energised and satiated.