One of the most beneficial aspects of FASTer Way is our 16:8 approach to intermittent fasting. This means, 16 hours a day we don’t eat…and for the other 8 hours we do!
For me, this means I break my fast at 11:30 am and finish eating for the day by 7:30 pm. For you, it could mean 10 am – 6 pm or 11 am – 7 pm…whichever 8-hour eating window works best for YOUR schedule. I have found often that practicing intermittent fasting makes my life easier. I don’t have to worry about scarfing down a bowl of cereal in the morning or panicking on vacation that my day can’t get started until I’ve eaten.
Take note though that intermittent fasting is an eating schedule; not a diet. It does not define what you eat, just when you eat. If you just crop off a meal for the day and restrict calories, sure you’ll lose weight (and muscle, and energy…) but it won’t be sustainable or healthy. We choose brunch over breakfast, and eat a full day’s worth of calories within our 8-hour window.
Want to try intermittent fasting in 2020? Join my 1/6 round of FASTer Way and learn how to incorporate this, along with fitness & carb cycling, into a healthy and sustainable lifestyle!