Here’s how I do it :
I push my first meal of the day until 12 o’clock. Then I eat my last meal of the day at 6pm. My “Eating Window” is the six hours between 12pm – 6pm. The method is called Intermittent Fasting.
Normally it’s enough to have an 8 hour eating, why make it 6?
With the 6 hour eating window I’m able to break my own rules with up to two hours. So even if I make an exception to eat at 10am one day, I’m still within the recommended guidelines (which is a 8 hour eating window) for intermittent fasting. This can come in handy If I have a late dinner with friends during the week or if I want to have a breakfast with the kids in the weekend.
What are the benefits of intermittent fasting?
Every meal and snack during your day feels like a party!
Compressing your meals makes you more productive.
There’s a mental alertness which comes with the fasted state.
Your natural fat burning machinery will be boosted up.
This type of intermittent fasting preserves your muscle mass.
It has life expansion benefits.
What to think about :
Make your meals count by eating food that you really enjoy. With this type of lifestyle diet you can eat the things you love and still experience results.
Keep an eye on your total carbs. Eat enough proteins to maintain your muscles. There are great apps out there to help you with what & how much food you should eat.
Keep fruit in your fridge in case you get hungry. But know that you don’t have to be afraid of having a chocolate bar if you get the sugar cravings. Don’t have 5 chocolate bars though!
Enjoy your meals, love life and be mindful of the benefits of your new lifestyle.
This is the third of the “No sweat” challenges. Check out the other ones by following the links :
1. “2% better today!” – Meditation.
2. “Drinking water” – Adding 0,4 gallon of water to your daily diet.
3. “Intermittent Fasting” – Lifestyle changing eating habits.
Welcome to the road of constant improvement!
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