Intermittent fasting is a popular topic these days. And although it has value, it is not a new concept. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that most of your ancestors practiced intermittent fasting on a regular basis. Here’s the traditional way of intermittent fasting, which is easier for most people and doesn’t cause the energy slump many feel with 16-18 hour fasting periods: Breakfast: Get up, eat break-fast (get it? You’ve already been fasting for 12 hours!) Include protein, keep carbs low, ie, skip the cereal. “What ? No cereal? What am I going to eat?” Most of the world doesn’t eat cereal. An internet search can help you figure out some good alternatives. Mid meal snack: None, fast til lunch 4-5 hours later. Fill up on water or tea. Lunch: Ideally this is your largest meal of the day. You can have more carbs here but if you are trying to lose weight keep carbs at or below 10% of the meal. Protein , vegetables and fats should be your goal. Mid meal snack: None, fast til dinner 4-5 hours later. More water… Dinner: Eat by 6PM. Keep net carbs (carbs-fiber) super low by eating lots of veggies, plus fats and some protein (not more than 20% of total calories). After dinner snacks: None. You should be fasting and resting til Break-fast, about 12-14 hours later. There you have it, all the benefits of intermittent fasting without starving and feeling crummy. A great way to lose those few extra pounds too! We’ll be glad to help you customize a program to fit your needs. Bon appétit !
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