Jumpstart Weight Loss with Intermittent Fasting
By Lia Threat
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Somewhere along your weight loss journey, you may hit a plateau where your body becomes too comfortable with diet and workout routines and is no longer being challenged physically. You cannot seem to lose that extra 5, 10, fill in the blank number of pounds. That is when various forms of fasting can be beneficial.
One of the most popular trends in the paleo and functional medicine world is intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is fasting from food from very early in the evening until early afternoon or late morning the next day. It usually works out to be a fast beginning after an early dinner and continuing until lunch the following day, approximately 16 hours. It’s great because most of your fasting hours are spent sleeping!
About 3 years ago, I began to incorporate intermittent fasting into my daily routine. It wasn’t long until I began to see noticeable changes in the way my clothes were fitting. Within a year, I had dropped excess weight and felt amazing!
The benefits of intermittent fasting are numerous - it encourages the cleansing of the body on a cellular level, helps to regulate metabolism and blood sugar and aids in weight loss while reducing inflammation. Just remember to eat a healthy, protein-rich meal when you break your fast!
If you are the type who can wake up early and not feel like you need to have breakfast until later in the day, you may want to consider intermittent fasting. Even if you aren’t, you can fast a little longer each day to get your body used to it.
Consult your doctor before beginning any fasting cycles, especially if you have metabolic issues or are currently on medication.