• How IF Helps with Weight Loss

    If you are like most people, you first started researching intermittent fasting as a way tolose weight. Intermittent fasting (IF) provides a great way to burn more fat and helpimprove your weight loss efforts, without a lot of rules and guidelines. It is very simple –you eat during feeding periods, and fast during the fasted periods. Here are some thingsto know about intermittent fasting and weight loss. You Burn More Fat So why are you able to lose weight with intermittent fasting? The first benefit for weightloss is that it helps you to burn more fat. Your body is a machine, working constantly toburn food and fat for energy. Your…

  • Intermittent Fasting and Workouts

    Figuring out when to workout and the types of workouts to do while intermittent fastingis probably in the top 3 most commonly asked questions. In short, you can definitely stilldo your regular workouts while doing intermittent fasting, it just might take a littletweaking as far as when you workout, including if you should do your regular routinewhile fasting or during the eating periods. Do Your Workouts Before Eating Generally speaking, you want to try to schedule your workouts for shortly before you aregoing to start your eating phase. Of course, this may vary based on the type of workoutyou do and how long you fast for. The intensity of your…

  • What You Should Eat While Intermittent Fasting

    Intermittent fasting, as you probably know, is a type of eating pattern where you gothrough phases of eating and not eating. Not only do you need to know what you canhave during the fasted state, but also how and when to eat when the eating periodbegins. This blog post is going to provide you with info for eating both while fasting andnot fasting. Don’t Overindulge One of the biggest mistakes people make when following intermittent fasting is that theyare counting the hours until they can eat, then they will overeat. The point is not tostarve yourself for 20 hours just so you can binge eat for 4 hours. You want…

  • Intermittent Fasting for Women

    Intermittent fasting in general is safe for everyone to do, as long as they are an adultand don’t have major health complications. However, if you are a woman, you mightwant to think before you try it. While many women experience no negative side effects,there are some things to consider first. Here is what you should know about intermittentfasting as a woman. The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting First of all, it helps to know the benefits of intermittent fast, not just for women but foreveryone. There are many reasons people try IF for health and weight loss. It can helpincrease your body’s fat burning potential, since the food you eat is…

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    Tips for Starting an Intermittent Fasting Protocol

    By now, you have probably read about intermittent fasting and all of its health benefits,but now it is time to start planning. You should not just jump into it without getting all thepertinent information, and definitely not without planning ahead of time. Here are sometips for starting an intermittent fasting protocol. Plan Ahead of Time One of the most integral parts of starting an intermittent fasting protocol is planningproperly. You need enough time to plan ahead, including choosing your protocol, andknowing when and how to eat. Don’t just spend 20 minutes reading about IF, thenassume you can start tonight. It takes time to learn about different methods and whatwill work…

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    Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

    Intermittent fasting is a growing topic in the health and weight loss communities, butwhy? Simply put – it works. Many people are discovering the long list of benefits to thisform of fasting, and not just those looking to lose weight. While that is definitely one ofthe top advantages, you will find many other health benefits as well. It is a Simpler Way to Lose Weight Yo-yo dieting is not only not conducive to successful weight loss, but it can actually beharmful for your body. Too many changes in short periods of time can lead to manyissue with digestion, weight gain, and abdominal pain, so you want to stick one methodand…

  • Do’s and Don’ts for Intermittent Fasting

    Before you get started with intermittent fasting, it helps to have a better understandingof how it works, and what you should or should not to. The following list includes somecommon do’s and don’ts that are bound to come up, allowing you to avoid some of themore common mistakes people make. Do: Transition Slowly Make sure you are not going into intermittent fasting without planning ahead of time,and without really researching different protocols. You might want to transition into itslowly, such as doing the 16/8 protocol a couple days a week instead of every day, ortrying to fast just 12 hours at first, then gradually working your way up to 16…

  • Dealing With Your Fasted Hours

    During intermittent fasting, you have two phases, including the fasted state and thefeeding state, or fed state. When you are fasting, this is the period of time where youdon’t have anything to eat or anything with calories, including beverages with calories.This is often the challenge for people, especially those fasting for 16-24 hours or longer.Here are some tips for dealing with the fasted hours. Have Water, Coffee, and Tea It is really important that you stay hydrated during your fasted period, which does seemto be an issuer with people starting this. Continue drinking plenty of water while you arefasting, as this keeps you hydrated and can help keep you full.…

  • Intermittent Fasting FAQs

    If you are new to intermittent fasting, you probably have a lot of questions. But that’sokay – because we have a lot of answers for you! Here is a list of some of the morecommonly asked questions about intermittent fasting and the answers, which shouldhelp you decide if and when you want to try IF. Can my child do intermittent fasting? This is not recommended for children or youths, including teenagers. Unless your doctorhas a reason to suggest intermittent fasting for a child, it is not usually a good idea.Children should not have any strict diets, but instead follow a healthy lifestyle of plentyof fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean…

  • 4 Types of Intermittent Fasting Protocols

    If you are interested in starting intermittent fasting, the first thing you need to do isdecide on a protocol. This type of fasting doesn’t just have one method, but multipleones to choose from. Your preferences, schedule, and other details will go intochoosing the one that is right for you. Here are four of the more popular choices. The 16/8 Protocol The first intermittent fasting protocol you might want to consider is called the 16/8, orLeanGains. This is one of the easier methods of fasting and eating, due to its simplicityand because you don’t go as long while fasting. Naturally, at least half of your fastingperiod will be while you are…