Another look at Intermittent Fasting

Last year, I shared my thoughts on Intermittent fasting and how I try to incorporate it into my daily living. If you are not familiar with the term, intermittent fasting is not a diet, but rather a dieting pattern. Intermittent fasting generally means that you consume your calories during a specific window of the day, and choose not to eat food for a larger window of time.

I’ve been following this way of eating for well over a year now and I think it’s a great way to incorporate fasting into your diet without “suffering” through the hunger, low-blood sugar headaches and other general discomforts that come with not eating. With IF, you are still eating, but gaining all of the heart, mind, body benefits of a fast.

This article gives a great, practical explanation of both the science and the how-to’s of incorporating IF into your daily living. And I should note that I look at this in the same way I look at exercising. I try to do it as much as I can. I know it won’t be daily. I won’t skip out on social events or other activities because I don’t want to “mess up” the pattern.  I don’t obsess over it and if I’m really and truly hungry, I will eat!

If you are looking for a fresh start, trying to lose weight or just overall hoping to add a boost to your healthy living, I encourage you to take a minute to read (or re-read) my original post on Intermittent Fasting.

Drop me a note in the comments if you practice this or are looking for more practical tips  for making this a healthy part of your daily routine.

Other Resources related to Fasting and IF:

*Fasting Benefits and Risks

*Johns Hopkins Health Review

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