Over the last few weeks I’ve been experimenting with intermittent fasting, and I’ve had some really positive results. I’ve found that this kind of dieting suits me great, as I’m a naturally very slow eater. Initially I tried the 16:8 diet, but I found it a bit too restrictive. So, I’m now trying the 8:4 diet.
The problem with low-carb diets: they are often too restrictive for the average person, and the food intake restriction can lead to overeating and under-sleeping. For instance, if you eat 10 small meals throughout the day, it may be easier to stick to a low-carb diet than to follow a more regimented meal plan, even if you eat the same amount of food.
The fourth hack is to try intermittent fasting to see if it helps you lose weight. Intermittent fasting is a technique that involves going without food in between meals. Common approaches to intermittent fasting include alternate-day fasting, time-restricted eating and carb-fasting. Some of these techniques include going without water or eating a reduced amount of food, such as 500 calories on a day, and then fasting for 12-16 hours.
The ninth of October, 2016.
Your article comes at a perfect time. I’ve been trying to push myself not to eat when I’m not hungry for the last two weeks, but what I’ve discovered is that I’ve been practicing intermittent fasting without even recognizing it. In June, I embarked on a two-week LCHF challenge and dropped 30 pounds.
I struggled to lose weight, but I followed the rules of eating when you’re hungry, stopping when you’re full, and eating the fat. First, I overindulged in dairy (cream in my coffee!) and fruit. I continued to read about the launch while keeping an eye on the hunger signals. The first meal to be replaced with two tablespoons of cream in an insulated coffee cup was breakfast.
I placed it on my workdesk and waited for it to make me hungry. I was becoming hungry after nearly two hours. Surprisingly, I almost always push myself to eat breakfast the moment I wake up. I kept track of when I felt hungry and when I didn’t. There will be no supper served after 4:00 p.m. So, as you put it, 16/8. Even after eating, it takes me less time to feel satisfied.
My high blood pressure was 150 over 117 (without medication) and is now 134 over 79 (without medication) – my GP has given Ramipril, Amlodipine, and Indapamide, which I expect to progressively decrease and eventually quit! Will I have enough stamina to remain up at night after fasting?
After work, I go for a lengthy stroll before supper, or if time allows, I go to the gym for some light exercise. I believe that IF and LCHF rescued my life after I battled depression, tiredness, obesity, hypothyroidism (now healed! ), anemia (cured), and vitamin D insufficiency (cured). When I got extremely high readings in June, my GP tried to prescribe additional medicine and suggested beta blockers. Not any longer. I’m happy I signed up as a member. Thank you to the whole DD team.
I had been doing the intermittent fasting for a few months and noticed that I was losing weight at a significant rate. I decided to try going 24 hours without food. This means that I don’t eat for 24 hours before I consume something. This is a sure way to burn fat and lose weight. (I do eat for breakfast, but that’s about it.). Read more about carbohydrate food hack and let us know what you think.
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