What is intermittent fasting for weight loss? I have been a massive fan of intermittent fasting for a number of years now. But not many people even know what it is. What is intermittent Fasting for weight loss? Losing weight is something that definitely happens with fasting of any kind, but as fasting can be quite tough to do, intermittent fasting may be the answer.
What is Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss?
What is intermittent fasting for weight loss? Ok so its a great question. What is intermittent fasting for weight loss? Intermittent fasting (because I am a turmeric junkie I call it weight loss with turmeric haha!) is one of the biggest health and fitness trends of our time. It involves alternating eating and fasting, usually over 24 hours.
There have been many studies showing that it can cause weight loss, improve your metabolic health, protect you against disease and maybe even make you live longer! (I definitely believe it can and will)
I am going to keep this as simple as possible because I do believe in the KISS method. And when people ask what is intermittent fasting for weight loss it is definitely best to keep things simple.
Now as you probably know everyone ‘fasts’ already. You do it while you sleep. You have a meal at say 7pm in the evening and then you don’t eat again till around 7 or 8am the next morning. Intermittent fasting is simply extending that fast a little longer. Having just water and freshly squeezed juices for breakfast until lunchtime. Then you are actually fasting for 16 hours a day and restricting your eating to an 8 hour period. From say midday to 8pm.
This is the most popular form of intermittent fasting and is known as the 16/8 method.
Ok but will I starve?
No, you will not starve! People hear the word fast and freak out. Intermittent fasting, despite what you may think, is really easy to do. Most people that take it on report feeling really good and energised. Hunger wont be a big issue unless you are someone who eats a massive breakfast, lunch and dinner. In that case you need to fast more than most!
Ok But Does ‘What is Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss Work?’
In a word yes. Lots of research has been undertaken on this topic. In my own experience I used to hover around 107 to 108 kg’s (230 pounds approx) for many years. Since I started fasting I am now consistently 100 to 102 kg. When I do 7 day fasts I lose 1 kg a day. I slowly put that back on but I have never gone back to anywhere near the 108kg’s. The research also proves you can live longer by fasting.
What do I eat and drink during an Intermittent Fast?
Most websites and so called experts will tell you that you can drink water, tea and coffee during a fast. Now that is great if you want to do it for fun with no massive benefits but why not do it to not just lose weight but also to cleanse and heal your body? At Turmeric Heals we believe in cleansing and healing, not just losing weight.
The Turmeric Heals February Intermittent Fasting Challenge!
Every Monday and Tuesday in February of each year (and hopefully beyond that month!) the tribe from the Turmeric Heals Facebook Group will be partaking in intermittent fasting from 8pm in the evening till 12 midday the following morning. Thats the 16/8 method.
That will be over 4 weeks and I highly encourage you to go longer if you can. Your body will love you.
TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE JOIN OUR TURMERIC HEALS FACEBOOK GROUP, CLICK HERE
To heal and cleanse your body just drink water and freshly squeezed juices during the fasting period. I highly recommend adding the likes of turmeric and ginger to your juices for maximum effect.
Recipes – There is a list of recipes in the Turmeric Heals Facebook group under the files section at the top of the page. So please come and join the group by clicking here>>>>>
There are also files on how to do a juice fast. And don’t forget a juicer is not a blender! A juicer removes the flesh of the produce and leaves you with just the juice. And don’t forget to use lots of turmeric in your juices for healing those aches and pains!
The Oscar Neo XL
I used to own an Oscar Neo D1000 which is an older model for many years and its a great juicer. It’s a cold pressed slow juicer as they are the best for getting the best nutritional value. The Oscar is great for people starting out and is a cheaper alternative to the juicer I now use.
The Kuvings B6000S
When you ask the question what is intermittent fasting for weight loss you also need to ask what is the best juicer I can use. This is my juicer of choice now. It is slightly dearer than the Oscar Neo but it does an amazing job. I cam make big batches of juice in just a short time with this little beauty and cleaning time is a lot less. It also has a good size mouth to take larger pieces of fruit and vegetables including whole apples. I love this one.
If you would like me to do a review on both these juicers let me know in the comments. They are both great juicers.
What do I eat at Non Fasting Times?
Try to keep your food nice and light. Salads, fruit and vegetables. Steer clear of meat and dairy for full benefit. I actually have porridge for lunch often but not the heavy variety. Just a bowl of rolled oats with flaxseeds, a lemon and an orange squeezed over the top and some crushed brazil nuts and chia seeds. Add hot water a banana and blueberries and you have a wonderfully healthy meal. I ate this extensively when healing from prostate cancer.
Salads, smoothies, stir fries, steamed veggies are all going to assist in cleansing and healing your body and of course the weight loss will follow.
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