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Ever heard of intermittent fasting before?

Intermittent fasting, in a nutshell, is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of fasting and eating. It tells you when you should eat and not what you should eat.

If you’re interested in trying intermittent fasting, I’d recommend you read any of these books first:

And get yourself these:

Now, without further ado, here are the intermittent fasting tips for beginners to start losing weight!

Water is your best friend

Yes. Water.

I’ve mentioned this time and again. Whether it’s for keeping the weight off, getting clear skin, or managing anxiety, drinking lots of water has tons of benefits!

When it comes to intermittent fasting, drinking water keeps you rehydrated and feeling fuller throughout the day. Oftentimes, when we feel like we’re hungry, it’s really because we’re thirsty.

If you want to lose weight, keep drinking water. If you don’t like plain water, you can add in lemon or some Mio Drops to enhance your water.

Related: 7 Amazing Foods That Help Burn Fat For A Slimmer You

Choose a fast that you’ll succeed at

What do I mean?

To start intermittent fasting, you’ll have to choose a from:

  • 5:2 diet – a healthy portion calorie intake for five days and limited calories of about 500 calories on the remaining two days
  • eat-stop-eat-diet – fasting for 1 or 2 days a week
  • 16:8 pattern – consuming food in an eight-hour window and fasting for 16 hours a day every day

Try the salt trick

When you’re feeling hungry, just dab a bit of salt in your tongue and drink some water.

Related: How to Lose Weight with Intermittent Fasting: 7 Tips to Follow

Eat soluble fiber and keep to a nutritious diet

When you’re not fasting, follow a healthy diet. Try to eat foods high in fiber. Just because you’re intermittent fasting doesn’t mean you should eat whatever you want. This will only hinder the process of intermittent fasting.

Use a time tracker

Use the 12-Week Intermittent Fasting Fitness Planner to track your progress. It helps when you see how far you’ve come with your intermittent fasting. This is one way to get you more motivated.

Fast in the evenings

Fasting in the evenings is easier if you’re just starting since you’ll be asleep most of the time when you’re fasting. For most of your meals, plan to eat them in the middle of the day.

Related: 6 Food Habits That Will Help You Keep The Weight Off

Consult your doctor

Before you start, go consult your doctor if intermittent fasting is for you. It’s better to fast safely than endanger yourself. Intermittent fasting is not for everyone and it’s not something that you should do. It’s only another useful method to cleanse and lose weight.


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