Fasting For Weight Loss

I started using Intermittent Fasting to reduce my weight at the start of this year. My first fast started on the evening of January 1st 2009. In the first 7 weeks of using Intermittent Fasting to reduce body fat, I have lost 24lbs and 12% body fat. I have been on many different diet plans in the past, but I have never experienced such dramatic results with any other form of calorie restriction.

The more rules a diet has, the harder it is to follow, and therefore the more likely it is to fail. Intermittent Fasting has one simple rule, no calories during the period of the fast. You don’t have to worry about what you should be eating, because you don’t eat at all.

Many people when they see the word fasting conjure up ideas of days without food, but with intermittent fasting this is not the case. In fact you never go a day without eating. The great thing about the Intermittent Fasting lifestyle is that it is flexible. I have been doing 2 fasts of 24hrs per week, but there is nothing to say you can’t start with just one day per week and build up. I have found my preferred fasting times are from evening meal, to evening meal, so I go from 6.30 pm to 6.30 pm the following day. You may be different, but that is the advantage of I.F. So many diets force you to fit your life around the diet, when it should be the other way around. The flexibility you have with Intermittent Fasting is why I think it is such a success for those who try it. Once you know you can do one fast, you know you can stick with it as a method to control or indeed reduce your weight.

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During the first 7 weeks of using Intermittent Fasting, the main thing I have noticed is that I have not felt deprived of anything. I have continued to eat the foods I love to eat, yet my weight has still continued to reduce. I also have found as the weeks have gone on, my fasts have got easier to do.

My advice, based on actual experience of using Intermittent Fasting to reduce body fat is simple. If you are looking to reduce your weight with an easy to follow and effective plan, then Intermittent Fasting is the solution. Look at the benefits, no diet pills or expensive supplements to buy, no special foods required, no list of rules to follow, no foods are banned. Besides excess body fat, What have you got to lose in trying it?

Source by Dave S Ward

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