Are you stressed and eating more while locked in your house? Learn about intermittent fasting for weight loss and get back on track now.
Whenever I get stressed, I notice I eat more. My hand just keeps going from food to mouth whether I am hungry or not. Even though the foods I grab, cheese, nuts, or coconut chips are healthy I’m still gaining weight.
However, I have discovered an easy way to shed those few extra pounds. And, it doesn’t require you to buy any special food.
Instead, it is time restricted eating or better known as intermittent fasting.
INTERMITTENT FASTING FOR WEIGHT LOSS TIPS TO SUCCESS
When you find yourself constantly eating?
Eating during these times is done under duress and not hunger. Stepping back to ask yourself the question “Am I hungry?” allows you to analyze yourself. Answering the question solidifies in your mind that you really aren’t starving and you can move from there.
But how do I get the thought of chocolate chip cookies out of my mind?
When you have a goal that is very important for you to reach. Keep your thoughts on the goal and not what you want to put into your mouth.
Engage in activities
Do those things that hold your attention. This way time seems to slip away. For me, this can be gardening, computer work, reading, or a long walk.
Keep yourself properly hydrated
Rather than reaching for food, instead reach for a large glass of spring water. The water will not only keep your body hydrated but will also keep your organs working properly. Proper hydration also keeps your skin plump and supple.
If you are new to intermittent fasting, I would suggest that you start with a twelve-hour eating window followed by a twelve-hour window of not eating at all. If you get up at 7am each morning you could eat up until 7pm. This would be followed by your non-eating window from 7pm until 7am.
Once you have mastered intermittent fasting for beginners
You are now ready to increase your fasting hours while decreasing your eating window. It will look like this if you rise at 7am each morning you will not eat until 1p. This gives you an 18-hour fasting period followed by a six-hour eating window. In essence you will be eating two meals per day.
Exercise is important
When you exercise during your fasting window you will burn fat faster. I have also noticed that I am less hungry after a five-mile walk. Exercising has benefits and can keep you on track towards your goal.
In Conclusion, I find that the 18-hour fast done five days per week works the best for success. While I suggest spring water for the twelve- and eighteen-hour fasts, I would not use this method for longer fasts.
If you cannot imagine yourself drinking only water then you could also mix in plain tea or black coffee. Sorry no sweetener or cream of any kind.