Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

I doubt that I could handle a true 24 hour fast, but this type of fast sounds not only doable, but like a neat way to tweak your digestive system.

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Joseph Sacco

About 6 weeks ago I discovered something called intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting can take various forms, but the most common are a 16 x 8, or a sporadic 24 hour fast. The 16 x 8 method is when you fast for 16 hours and have an 8 hour eating window. For people that work during the daytime, it makes sense to have your last meal at 7:00 or 8:00 p.m. and then not eat again until noon or lunch time. This provides you with a 16 or 17 hour fast, essentially skipping breakfast. I have been using the 16 hour fast method on a daily basis for about 6 weeks now, and found it to be fairly easy to accomplish. The first week is probably the hardest, but fortunately it becomes easier with time. Most of the fast is spent sleeping so depending on when you get up you may…

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2 responses to “Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

  1. I have plenty of info for you on my blog! I’ve lost 50lbs so far – about 2-2.5lbs a week. Check out my IF Foundations program.

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    • I guess that 2-2.5 pounds/week is healthy. My understanding is around one pound is best. I did that when I shed 50 pounds in 52 weeks (check blog for details). I think the method of losing it is very relevant and you seem to have a healthy way with reducing calories and exercising regularly. Congrats on your weight loss.

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