Let’s talk about intermittent fasting. It’s all the rave these days and it sounds challenging to do, but it doesn’t have to be.
Here my personal guide on the easy way to do it.
I’m doing the 12:12 fasting since years and highly recommend it to every woman in the 30’s or older who struggles to lose weight.
The 12:12 simply means that for 12 hours of the day you eat your regular meals and for 12 hours you fast.
As an example, I stop consuming calories latest by 6 or 7 pm and have a breakfast the next morning at either 6 or 7 am. It’s fine to drink water, black coffee or herbal tea once you start the fast.
The important part about the timing is to stop eating 2-3 hours before going to bed. Technically it doesn’t matter if you eat during the day or evening, it’s still the same number of calories, but eating or drinking late has a huge impact on your sleep quality.
Your body needs energy to digest food and that produces a lot of heat which can make you uncomfortable while trying to sleep. Furthermore, indigestion and heartburn can keep you from falling asleep or wake you up in the middle of the night. Not getting enough quality sleep makes it very difficult to lose weight.
Besides getting a good night’s sleep, intermittent fasting helps to lose weight because when you eat, your body primarily uses glucose as its big energy source and stores the leftovers as glycogen to use as fuel later. But when you fast, your body uses up both main sources (glucose and glycogen), so it must turn to fat stores for fuel once depleted.
I encourage you to give the 12:12 method a try. Not only does it support healthy weight loss, it’s also a nightly detox for your body and your mind. It’s do-able and enhances your daily lifestyle because you wake up with more energy.