3 methods to reach your fitness goals with Intermittent Fasting
Fad dieting helps you reduce weight faster but it has temporary effects, it means as soon as soon as you switch to a normal diet after your dieting program you will gain the weight you have reduced while dieting.
What if we told you that losing weight does not need any sort of dieting program, rather following a set pattern of eating can help you reduce weight much easily. Yes you heard it right; skipping a meal or two can help you reduce weight much easily. Intermittent fasting or living on 0 to almost negligible calories for 14 to 16 hours a day has great positive impact on health and lifestyle. It is claimed that IF can cause weight loss, increase your metabolic rate and even extend your life span, if done on regular basis.
With the growing popularity of intermittent fasting several methods have been devised, here are few of the best Intermittent Fasting Methods which can help you reach your fitness goals:
Leangains method is one of the most followed and trusted method of Intermittent fasting. In this method one has to fast for 14 to 16 hours each day. The remaining 8- 10 hours is your feeding window. This method is quiet easy to follow as you can have your last meal by 7PM in the evening and in the morning you just have to skip your breakfast.
For women we recommend 14 hours of fasting as they tend to respond better in shorter period of fasting. During Intermittent fasting method we recommend you to drink a lot of water. You can also drink non caloric beverage and black coffee to avoid hunger pangs.
Try to fit in healthy low fat diet in your eating window, processed and junk food is a strict no if you want to achieve your fitness goals.
The Warrior Diet by Ori Hofmekler
The warrior diet as the name suggests is the diet of warriors. In this diet one has to fast for 20 hours straight and the eating window consists of only 4 hours. During the 4 hours of eating window one has to eat a huge balanced meal.
During fasting period one can eat raw fruits and vegetables and after breaking the fast you can eat a diet consists of good amount of protein, carbs and saturated fats. The warrior diet requires a lot of patience and consistency so we would suggest tofollow this diet during weekends or when you can take rest whole day.
Eat-Stop-Eat Method by Brad Pilon
In this method one has to fast for 24 hours period twice in a week. During Eat-stop-eat fasting method you can only have non caloric drinks; no solid food should be consumed during the fasting period.
The major benefit of this fasting method is that you can gorge on little bit of junk food if you are craving for it. But still it’s must that you eat like a wise guy and count your calories. If 24 hours fasting appears to be a huge deal, there’s one more benefit of this method, this IF method is flexible. You can initially fast for as long as you can and can gradually increase your fasting period.