Intermittent Fasting Made Easy Part II
Intermittent fasting is a way to get your body to work for you in a powerful way to aid weight loss and toning, and accelerate burning body fat during the “fasting zone”. Intermittent fasting isn’t a diet, it’s a timing of when you eat and don’t eat. Learn more about why intermittent fasting is good for you here: Intermittent Fasting Made Easy Part I
How to Implement Intermittent Fasting into Your Lifestyle Easily:
1. Eat your first meal of the day at 12 noon.
2. Eat your second meal of the day at 6 pm.
3. Don’t eat anything after 7 pm until 12 noon the following day.
After you eat it takes 12 hours for the body to go into the fasted zone. When the body is in a fasted state, it begins to burn body fat.
If you follow this guideline, your body will enter into the fasting zone at 7 am, meaning your body will remain in the fasting zone from 7 am to 12 noon, a total of 5 hours in the fasting zone allowing for 5 hours of a powerful fat burning state.
This plan has you not eating anything for a total of 17 hours. Your only eating window will be from 12 noon until 7 pm each day you apply the intermittent fasting.
Your intermittent fasting week may look like this:
Monday – Fast day. At 12 noon drink a high protein smoothie. At 6 pm eat a dinner either a salad with some organic meat protein or quinoa and vegetables.
Tuesday – Normal day
Wednesday – Normal day
Thursday – Fast day. At 12 noon drink a high protein smoothie. At 6 pm eat a dinner either a salad with some organic meat protein or quinoa and vegetables.
Friday – Normal day
Saturday – Normal day or fasting day
Sunday – Normal day
What is Happening During the Fasting State?
After you eat and process your food, your body goes into a post-absorptive state, when the body isn’t processing food. The postabsorptive state lasts until 8 to 12 hours after your last meal. After 8-12 hours of your last meal, it’s then that the body enters into the fasted state. It is much easier for the body to burn fat in the fasted state because the insulin levels are low. To Learn more about Intermittent Fasting check out Intermittent Fasting Made Easy Part I (LINK)
If you are interested to incorporate intermittent fasting in your lifestyle come visit us at Complete Wellness. If you are concerned about your blood sugar levels Dr. Dana Cohen can run some blood tests so we can make sure it’s safe. I will provide you with a specific Eating Plan that incorporates intermittent fasting.
Health & Nutrition Coach at Complete Wellness NYC
Dana Cohen, MD.