Hey so I’ve been doing intermittent fasting consistently for a few weeks now, and today I’m going to share why I like it for fat loss.
Before I get into this, I have to make it clear that the number of calories you eat matters most.
How much you eat will dictate your results much more than your food choices or meal timing.
And if you’re unsure of what intermittent fasting (or IF) is, it’s simply restricting your eating to a smaller portion of the day, generally 6-8 hours.
Here’s Why I Like IF For Fat Loss
There’s one main reason why I like this type of fasting when it comes to fat loss:
Eating more calories all at once will do wonders for your hunger in comparison to spreading your meals out throughout the day.
For example, my 11am breakfast today was 4 eggs, spinach, ketchup, 28g almonds, and 1.5 slices of a frozen spinach and mushroom pizza (cooked of course lol).
Weird breakfast, sure, but it totaled in at 770 calories or about 37% of my calorie goal.
I was full up until I finished my workout at about 4pm, where I ate a whopping 1,270 calories.
This meal included 340g chicken breast, barbecue sauce, 100g uncooked rice (obviously cooked), 100g quick oats, strawberries, blueberries, and flaxseed.
Tons of fiber and protein and I was full up until right about now at 11:22pm.
Here’s The Biggest Difference
If I were to eat breakfast at 7, 8, or even 9 am, I would have been hungry much earlier in the day.
I probably would have eaten my next meal at noon, then again after my workout and bam, I’d be out of calories for the rest of the day by 4pm.
That’s no way to live.
No matter how you diet, chances are you’re going to feel hungry, but going to sleep feeling like you haven’t eaten all day is a mental strain.
And that is why I like using intermittent fasting as a dieting tool:
You can eat a ton of calories later in the day, feel more full, and sleep feeling more satisfied.
The only adjustment is skipping breakfast, and you can simply have black coffee, green tea, and other zero calorie drinks to make it much easier.
It also helps to stay busy so you don’t have as much time to think about being hungry.
How To Use Intermittent Fasting
For a simple way to incorporate intermittent fasting into your day to make fat loss easier, try this:
- Drink a liter of water first thing
- Have 1-2 cups of black coffee or tea
- Enjoy a smaller meal around noon
- Have a much bigger meal around 6pm
- Finish off calories around 8pm
- Fast until noon the next day
Just make sure to get plenty of liquids (mainly water) throughout the day to hydrate and feel full.
Sometimes dehydration can feel like hunger, so be sure to stay on point with that.
Again, make sure your calories are in check in order to reach your goals, and you’ll be getting solid results in no time at all.
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