February 24, 2024

New year, new determination? What did you say? In today’s blog post, I will show you the non dietary nutrition forms that can be used to maintain weight loss. Open the curtain quickly with intermittent!


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Hunger can be very unpleasant. But few people know what true hunger means. In most cases, we just want to eat something and store this impulse as hunger.

In today’s society, people with middle income and mental health are less likely to suffer from hunger (except for some extreme cases).

In most cases, there is food. Kiosks, railway stations, universities, workplaces, etc. In fact, we always ask ourselves, “am I really hungry?”

Instead, ask yourself, “is this still appropriate?” There are several stages where you don’t actually eat anything. This not only makes it extremely difficult to lose weight, but also makes us forget what we eat every day.


What is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is not a diet, but a form of nutrition that alternates between meal time and fasting time.

As a dieter, she described the pace of dieting and when to eat. This is different from the bulk diet, which is usually related to the reduction of nutrients such as carbohydrates and fats.

At present, there are many forms of intermittent fasting. One of the most popular methods is the 16/8 method.

This variant of intermittent fasting represents the stage of daily fasting and feeding. The number in front of the score column represents the number of fasting hours.

The number after the score column defines the dining time range. This time range can be adjusted and moved separately.

Example: have your last meal at 7 p.m. Then the Lenten period begins. Anyway, I don’t eat at night, so I “sleep” almost half of my hunger.

Please do not eat before 11:00 the next morning.

After that, there is an 8-hour meal time before fasting again. This is actually easy.


Is intermittent fasting suitable for me?


Healthy vegetables

Benefits of intermittent fasting

I’m just used to eating time, not dieting

Suitable for all healthy people, regardless of age

It can be combined with any form of nutrients (old, vegetarian, low carbohydrate, etc.)

No food is forbidden or “bad”

Flexible and individually adjustable

Understand and investigate your eating habits

Better understand your diet

Lose weight without counting calories

Reducing food intake can lead to weight loss

Is intermittent fasting suitable for me?

In general, intermittent fasting is suitable for all healthy and non disabled people. Maybe you are thinking, “I haven’t eaten for a long time!”

Of course, such a long speed is first of all a change. But our minds often need to get used to it more than our bodies.

If you always start the day with a good breakfast, you may feel hungry in the early morning.

The good news is that you can customize the fasting time of the 16/8 method.

If you are the kind of person who feels sick (sick or weak) without breakfast, you need to adjust the time range accordingly.

Example: if you have your first meal at 7 a.m., the meal will last until 3 p.m. Then you will fast until the next morning. Of course, you can further postpone the time frame so that you can only start fasting in the evening.

If you decide to start intermittent fasting, it is important to first understand your body’s response to fasting. Feel how your happiness and attention change.

Intermittent fasting is not about who can endure the longest hunger, but about finding something that can help you with this diet.

If the fasting time is too long, it can be shortened slightly. In this way, you can also get a healthy long-term diet through intermittent fasting. Talk to your doctor in advance to avoid intermittent fasting becoming a problem.


What foods can I eat during intermittent fasting?

Calories are not calculated in this way, but you can’t eat junk food for free. When eating, try to eat more vegetables and a small amount of saturated fat. However, some foods such as bread and pasta are not prohibited.


What can I eat during fasting?

Fasting can be difficult, especially in the first few days. However, try to avoid snacks at this stage. For liquids, water, tea and low calorie beverages are allowed. This includes black coffee.


How to lose weight through intermittent fasting?


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Basically, like any diet, losing weight is due to a lack of calories. In the fasting phase, in the long run, you will automatically burn fewer calories and lose weight.

However, compared with other diets, you don’t have to pay attention to points, calories and nutritional value all the time. This not only saves a lot of time, but also saves a lot of heart.

Skipping certain foods or skipping a second food is usually more difficult than not eating for a few hours.

You can also better understand what you are actually eating. In the office or in the car, we don’t know how many extra calories we eat every day.

Weight loss caused by intermittent fasting is not as obvious as that caused by therapeutic fasting. However, it is sustainable because intermittent fasting is suitable for daily and long-term use.


Can you exercise during fasting?

of course! However, you need to pay attention to your feelings. If you feel weak or shivering during exercise, I suggest you stretch and eat early next time. It is also important to rely on intuition and feel how you feel in training.

During my research, intermittent fasting was very interesting, so I started a new self experiment. Continue to eat 16/8 for 30 days, similar to the challenge of 30 days.

In my next blog post, I will introduce my personal experience of intermittent fasting. Therefore, if you are still not sure whether you want to fasting intermittently, it would be good to be able to answer oneortwo questions.


A good start to the new week