Many people have misconceptions when it comes to Intermittent Fasting (or IMF), specifically I think because of the word “fasting”. People think being deprived, being hungry, and overall being uncomfortable. But IMF is actually none of those things! IMF is a term used for an eating pattern consisting of periods of fasting and periods of eating. IMF does not specifically say WHAT to eat, only WHEN to eat (however, to be healthy, make sure you are eating clean!).
IMF is actually pretty easy to do, and in fact, you probably do it more often than you realize! Have you ever been late getting out the door so you skip breakfast? Or ever been so busy running errands all day you “forget” to eat? You unknowingly fasted!
Hunger with IMF is not an issue, however in the beginning it can be. This is because your body will need to adapt to this new style of eating, especially if you currently eat every couple of hours. The other reason is simply your mind!...
What I’m Up to Now…
You are going to be seeing a lot of posts from me, and they are going to be completely different than the stuff I have been doing! So I wanted to explain what I’m doing, and why I’m doing it.
I am going to experiment with a new (to me) approach to my fitness goals. If you have been following me for a while, you know that I have successfully lost 50 pounds, and have kept it off for 6 months, at the time of this writing. I lost all the weight primarily with nutrition - very little working out, and definitely not working out consistently.
A large part of what helped me lose the weight was following a modified ketogenic diet for about 4 weeks, and then cycling into a new phase of more carb cycling, then back to ketogenic, and so forth. I also - full disclosure - had several weeks where I went back to old ways and had too much junk.
I want to take a minute here to say that I fully believe in and support the high fat low carb method of...
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