What is Intermittent Fasting?

April 12, 2023

What is Intermittent Fasting?

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting (not eating) and eating. It does not specify which foods you should eat, but rather when you should eat them. Common intermittent fasting methods involve daily 16hour fasts or fasting for 24 hours, twice per week. During the fasting periods, some people might choose to consume small amounts of foods or drinks that are low in calories, such as tea, coffee, or broth.

plate of food for intermittent fasting

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is becoming a popular way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. There are many potential benefits of intermittent fasting, including weight loss, improved blood sugar levels, improved heart health, and decreased inflammation. Additionally, some studies have suggested that intermittent fasting could help improve brain health and reduce the risk of some diseases.

table full of healthy foodsMeal Plan Guide

A typical intermittent fasting meal plan typically consists of three meals and two snacks per day. Here is an example of a meal plan for a day of intermittent fasting:

Breakfast: A smoothie made with protein powder, banana, almond milk, and chia seeds

Snack: Greek yogurt with berries

Lunch: Tuna salad with green beans, tomato, and cucumber

Snack: Celery sticks with hummus

Dinner: Baked salmon with roasted vegetables Intermittent fasting meals should be high in protein and fiber to keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the day.

It is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day and to incorporate healthy fats and carbohydrates into your meals. It is also important to ensure that you are getting enough vitamins and minerals from food sources. Supplementation is key to ensure you maximize your opportunities during and after your fast. Some helpful supps we recommend are AM Fast Break for those looking to start their day strong and PM Fast Support to help the day come to an end.

Intermittent fasting is a great way to promote a healthy lifestyle. It can help with weight loss, improve blood sugar levels, and reduce inflammation. However, it is important to consult your doctor before beginning an intermittent fasting plan.

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