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A Guide To The Intermittent Fasting Diet Plan

A Guide To The Intermittent Fasting Diet Plan
Written by Mae Davies
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The intermittent fasting diet plan has become so popular since many people have experienced the amazing benefits they get from it. They have lost pounds simply for following a scheduled time of eating or not eating anything.  However, without the right steps and guidance on how to properly execute the plan, you just might go wrong.


Your cheat in achieving the intermittent fasting diet plan:

If you have just learned about the intermittent fasting diet plan, please do not do it right away. It’s like jumping into a pool when you don’t even know how to swim.  Just because you saw people going right in, it does not mean you can do the same thing, too. You’ll have to know what your body’s beat is and what it is up for.

Here’s how you should start the plan:

Have you ever been hungry?

I’m pretty sure you have.  That means you know what it would feel like to be hungry for hours!If you’ve only been hungry for not more than 6 hours, then you better start stretching those hours to about 8 or 10 so your body can get used to it. Do not be scared. Eight hours of sleep means eight hours of hunger, so you can pull this intermittent fasting diet plan off easily.

When do you stop eating?

You stop eating once you have finished your dinner. That is the start of your fasting. That very 1st hour is the 1st hour of your fasting. If you sleep for 6 hours, then you should not eat right away. You can wait for 2 or 4 more hours before having your breakfast. That is if you are a starter. If you have taken all the diet plans and have experienced being hungry for more than 8 hours, then you can start your fasting for 14 or 16 hours…if you have had enough sleep to give you energy for the hours that are left for your fasting.

You may feel the hunger at the very second you wake up, but a glass of water should do the trick. Do not think of your breakfast or your daily routine.Killing more hours without taking in food will be challenging. It’s recommended that you exercise to burn fat faster. You will be shedding that body fat in no time and you’ll be in perfect shape!

When should you start eating?

You start eating once you have completed your 14 or 16hours of fasting of course. If you aimed for the 16-hour fasting and your dinner was at 8pm, you can start eating at lunch. Remember, since there are no food restrictions, you can eat what you usually do, but always think of moderation.

intermittent fasting dietWhat should you eat?

The good thing about the intermittent fasting diet plan is that you won’t have to choose the food that you eat. The fasting itself can work the miracle. But, a healthy diet can still help your fasting do its job faster. Remember that the food you take in should be able to supply you enough of, but not more than, what your body needs until your next fasting.

If hunger causes headaches or dizziness or fatigue, you have to have water always ready for your rescue. It can suppress the hunger so you won’t have to worry about breaking your fast.

How long should you be in the intermittent diet fasting plan?

Honestly, there is no timeframe to fully lose weight and get the perfect body.You can do this diet plan for a month, a year, or a decade, and you’d still lose weight.If you do take the plan as a regular thing, it will maintain the body that you have accomplished when you started it.

Doing the plan will adjust your body’s rhythm, and this is expected. If you eat only 2 meals in a day, your body will get used to this and you will be doing this as if it’s a natural thing, no longer a plan. You will no longer need to be aware of the food you eat, only the time that you eat and the time that you don’t.

How do you know the intermittent fasting diet plan is for you?

If you are pregnant or diabetic, it is not advisable to take the intermittent fasting diet plan. You will need to have a normal insulin level to avoid any unwanted side effects.

If your body is notresponding well to the diet plan, you have to listen to it. Always take it slow, especially if you never tried staying hungry.

About the author

Mae Davies

BA, MA Psychology (and Conflict Resolution), University of Cambridge (2007). With a decade of trial and error in psychology and 33 years of navigating my own complex (that's one word for it!) relationships with family, friends, co-workers and men, I hope I have some useful knowledge and skills to share with my readers about making sense of relationships and trying to become a better person every day.