EVRYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW TO UN-DIET YOURSELF SUCCESSFULLY-
Intermittent fasting needs no introduction. And if you are goggling this right now,then you,have been living under a rock. There has been constant chatter about fasting and its numerous health benefits,with its biggest side effect,weight loss,getting the maximum spotlight. The problem though sometimes,with so much information is that you don’t know where to begin.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FAST-
Fasting isn’t just another wellness fad. There is a deep-rooted science to it,and the mechanism of fasting is intrinsically human. Its how our ancestors ate when they were hunters and gatherers. They survived long periods of time without food until they hunted again.in the modern world,intermittent fasting implies going through anywhere from 14 to 16^hours to longer without food ,everyday. It also stresses on the importance of eating fewer meals during the eating window and not consuming any snacks.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE BODY WHEN YOU FAST?
I cannot even begin to tell you about how good you will feel once you begin fasting regularly. If you’re doing this for weight loss,intermittent fasting will first make you healthy and then you will start losing the weight. So give it time and adopt this as a lifestyle. The best part about the weight loss is that you burn your body’s fat stores and not your muscle mass.it is the healthiest and most efficient way to lose weight by far.
WHAT TO EAT DURING THE EATING WINDOW?
Many doctors and nutritionists will suggest practicing a normal diet. However,for someone, who is addicted to food and eating all the time,will find easier to restrict their carbs intake and follow either a ketogenic or a low carb diet. Carbs make you sluggish and will have you craving food during your fasting window which wont allow you to fast successfully. Eat plenty of low carb vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli,dark leafy greens like kale and healthy fats like avocado and nuts.
WHAT TO EAT OR DRINK DURING THE HOURS OF FASTING?
We all started our day with a cup of English tea that’s brewed a beautiful hue of brown and with a spot of milk to make it well rounded. After that,a cup of black coffee,and then started a gym or yoga. Around mid-morning,one must have the ginger-lemon-turmeric shot which helps support the digestion.
And the most important thing is that during the fast ,one should have a glass or two of fresh lemonade,to which ,add a pinch of Himalayan salt. This keeps the electrolytes in balance. No form of sugars or fruits or anything with calories must be consumed during the fasting hours.
The last piece of advice is that ,’start slow and gradually work your way up.”