Getting Fit | My View on Intermittent Fasting

Hellooo my lovelies!!!!! It has been way too long since I have written something for you guys. I know, I know, I am always saying stay tuned and something new is coming and that I will make more posts but this time is I am actually serious, although I also always say this as well…

It is no secret I have been trying to lose weight for a while and it is also no secret that I haven’t been successful. I know exactly what to do (for me) but I still don’t know what to do. If you know you know.

At the end of the day, if you want to lose weight, you would be in a calorie deficient and workout at least 3-5 days a week. You would also be introducing consistency rather than perfection and focusing on listening to your body without using it as an excuse to not workout.

Before I continue any further: DISCLAIMER!!!!! Under no circumstances am I a professional so if you do start to workout or a food plan make sure to consult with a professional before starting. You are perfect the way you are and in writing this series I am not trying to say that everyone needs to work out or be on a food plan. The final say really comes down to your health, needs, wants and most importantly you. If you don’t what to workout or go on a food plan then don’t; as long as your doctor or nutritionist clears you. Please consult a healthcare professional before making any drastic changes to your diet. What works for one may or may not work for another.

Just in case you missed other posts in the Getting Fit series, I have linked them:

  1. Getting Fit | A Few Things to Consider
  2. Getting Fit | Motivation
  3. Getting Fit | My Top 5 Instagram Fitness Bloggers
  4. Getting Fit | How to Fight Cravings
  5. Getting Fit | 3 Things Not to Say to People Who Are Trying to Lose Weight
  6. Getting Fit | How I Clean Up My Diet
  7. Getting Fit | My Top 5 Snacks
  8. Getting Fit | 3 Things Not to Say to People Who Are Trying to Lose Weight | Part 2
  9. Getting Fit | Finding a Balance Between Healthy and Unhealthy Eating
  10. Getting Fit | Resistance Bands Are Underrated
  11. Getting Fit | Gym Equipment Swaps
  12. Getting Fit | Isolation Snacking Tips
  13. Getting Fit | Getting Back Into It
  14. Getting Fit | Healthy Eating Tips for Busy Bees

Now for today’s post, I want to talk about my view on intermittent fasting. There are mixed views about it. However I absolute love it, and here is why.

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Let me first explain my understanding of what intermittent fasting is. Long story short, it is thinking about eating for the day in 2 windows or periods. One would be fasting window or period and the other would be non fasting window or period. That is, the hours of the day you eat and drink compared to the hours of the day you don’t eat and drink. So for example: if I have breakfast at 8am and finish dinner at 9pm, this means that for this day:

  • My non fasting window or period would be 8am to 9pm or 13 hours
  • My fasting window or period would be the remaining 11 hours of the day

Now according to online resources, intermittent fasting can be defined as:

How does it work?

The best way for me to explain this intervention or dietary technique is by continuing on with the example above. So: if I have breakfast at 8am and finish dinner at 9pm, for this day my eating window would be 13 hours and the remaining 11 hours of the day would my not eating window.

In the 13-hour eating window, I’d would be eating my meals and making sure that I am sticking to my planned calories for the day. Whereas in the 11-hour not eating window, I’d be drinking majority of my water, green tea or black coffee. Basically things that would be considered as zero calorie drinks.

Is it beneficial?

A search on google scholar shows that there are signs of improvement in terms of:

  • Cardiovascular health (Sources: 1, 2, 3)
  • Progression of Obesity (Sources: 1, 2, 3)
  • Progression of Diabetes (Sources: 1, 2, 3)

The overall notion behind the benefits of intermittent fasting is the reduction of obesity and cardiovascular health issues. Hence, improvement to the overall health, aging and disease progression that is associated to weight loss.

DISCLAIMER!!!!! Under no circumstances am I a professional so if you do start to workout or a food plan make sure to consult with a professional before starting. You are perfect the way you are and in writing this series I am not trying to say that everyone needs to work out or be on a food plan. The final say really comes down to your health, needs, wants and most importantly you. If you don’t what to workout or go on a food plan then don’t; as long as your doctor or nutritionist clears you. Please consult a healthcare professional before making any drastic changes to your diet. What works for one may or may not work for another.

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