The key is to find a fasting protocol that suits you and your lifestyle best.
In effort to build a healthy habit after a cleanse, we find “Intermittent Fasting” to be a sustainable lifestyle habit. Mind you, it is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle. Some of us at Lifestyle have been religiously fasting intermittently since we’ve discovered it. We’ve seen great changes in ourselves and we feel more amazing than ever! We hope this becomes a lifestyle tip that you can benefit from as well.
Intermittent Fasting essentially means a periodic intake of meals. It means eating your calories during a specific window, and choosing not to eat food during the rest.
Check out this insightful video/interview with Dr. Jason Fung on intermittent fasting and the theories and analogies behind it.
How to Intermittent Fast?
There are a few ways you can go about doing an intermittent fast. Find which works best for you and your lifestyle. Most importantly, get on one that’s sustainable for you.
At Lifestyle, we find these few fasting methods works best for us:
Eat normally for five days a week, and on the other two days, you reduce your calorie intake to a quarter of your daily needs. This is about 500 calories per day for women, and 600 for men.
Regular Fasting Period and Eating Window.
As mentioned in the video shown earlier, set a regular 16 - 20 hour fasting period and 4 - 8 hour eating window. For example, a 16 hour fast & 8 hour eating window could be last meal on Monday 7pm, and next meal begins Tuesday 11am, and meal ends Tuesday 7pm. You can easily choose whichever eating window and fasting period that works best for your schedule and your lifestyle.
We hope this inspires you to learn more about fasting and how it can be a beneficial lifestyle habit. Remember, the key is to cultivate a healthy habit that's sustainable. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to fasting - find an approach that suits you best and most importantly, leaves you feeling great!
Eat Clean, Stay Active, Be Inspired.
Erina @ Lifestyle