Last updated on March 3, 2022 by Latrice
Yes, intermittent fasting for weight loss can be easy.
The weight seemed to drop immediately from me. So much so that one morning I woke up, stretched out my arms to the sky, and the beads of debris immediately slipped away. I was shaken.
Below I detail how I lost 45 pounds using an intermittent fasting routine, which was relatively easy and didn’t take long to follow.
I will also share the food that I think was easy for me to flash quickly. And I’m someone who used to be a very hungry person.
Let’s get into this!
How to start intermittent fasting for weight loss
Put together a healthy lifestyle and learn how to eat a real human diet.
Design a Healthy Lifestyle for Weight Loss |
Learning how to fast intermittently for weight loss started with designing a healthy lifestyle for weight loss. I had to clarify my goals, determine what steps to take to help me stay on track with those goals, and then turn these steps into routines that I could follow as a habit-tracking tool. .
Working on healthy habits in a program that you can manage is by far the best way to start with intermittent fasting for weight loss. Beyond your food choices and your fasting schedule, your daily habits need to align.
I created a weight loss diary that helped me with a lot of things that you might also find helpful. Check here. It is also available in Happy Planner Classic and Big sizes.
I also have a Keto lifestyle pack with intermittent fasting for weight loss, which includes meal plans, food lists, and action steps for success.
He learned to eat like a man
The second most important thing I did to start intermittent fasting for weight loss was to re-learn how to eat like a human. There is so much about food that I have had to learn and re-learn. Once I did, the intermittent fast became easy.
Understanding how to eat clean, nutrient-rich foods then helped me figure out how to eat when I need to lose weight.
Here are some of my favorite books that taught me the truth about food, issues with the standard American diet, and what to do to live a healthier life.
Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It by Gary Taubes – A great book to read, which simply explains why we gain weight, what foods to get rid of, and why to get rid of them.
Liz Wolfe’s Eat the Yolks – It’s funny. And very informative. Eat the Yolks denies a lot of misinformation that we were forced to eat about what a healthy diet is, including egg whites.
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Which method of intermittent fasting is best for weight loss
In my experience, it is better to cut dinner than to cut breakfast to begin with. You do most of your fasting when you sleep. And, in fact, I experienced a better weight loss when I had breakfast, lunch and a light dinner early around 15:00.
I’ve lost a lot of weight between 16/8 and 20/4, but the best way to lose weight fast is to start with a program that you actually stick to.
Choosing the hardest and hardest method of intermittent fasting you’ve ever seen, because someone has lost 20 pounds in 2 weeks with it, can reduce your chances of staying with it if you beat yourself relentlessly along the way.
Choose an intermittent fasting method that your body can handle and your mindset can pass. Create a habit before you worry about losing weight. Reduce the habit and weight loss is easy.
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What I DIDN’T EAT at the intermittent fast for weight loss
Warning. This list may seem extreme to you. This is a list of foods that I stopped eating when I found out that they had triggered my cravings and loss of appetite. These include some foods that I have called healthy and that are not.
Once I cut them, the intermittent fast became super easy.
I have included a list of foods for switching to a clean diet and intermittent fasting with a transition plan in my free worksheets and worksheets for fast weight loss and intermittent fasting.
This FREE package also includes worksheets to help you plan your health and wellness goals and healthy meals.
What I EAT at the intermittent fast for weight loss
If you also have difficulty following a clean diet, feel addicted to food, and tend to overeat if you give up a super strict routine, try this list.
What I noticed if I stayed with these foods was healthy appetite management, loss of appetite and the ability to fast comfortably.
According to research, these foods do not increase insulin as much as starchy vegetables, they replace flours such as almonds and coconut or Paleo-Friendly sweeteners such as agave or coconut nectar.
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How to train intermittently for weight loss
I took the time to adjust to the intermittent fast before starting a workout routine. My body was not adapted to burning fat and fasting when I started.
And I felt it. Training can be a pain in the ass as well as harmful to the body. Taking it easy was and is important.
I started with workouts that I can handle, they made me feel good and I was able to do it consistently enough to make it a habit.
Here are some popular workouts to try:
Intermittent fasting is a healthy way to lose weight
I lost 45 lbs in 4 months, keeping it simple. I eat foods that kept my blood sugar under control, skipped dinner, fasted most intermittently while I slept, and lifted weights.
I tried what seemed to be everything to lose weight, including meatless diets and cleansing with juices.
They made me hungry like hell, which made it hard for them to hold on.
With intermittent fasting and a clean diet, I also saw that my craving had disappeared, my knees no longer hurt and my skin became clearer.
Nothing worked for fat loss, appetite control and appetite control, such as intermittent fasting.
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