• Ashley Allen

Intermittent Fasting For Beginners

Updated: May 19

When I first heard of intermittent fasting, I was very turned off by it. There was no way I was doing it. I didn't understand nor did I have any faith in myself that I could do it period. My metabolism is pretty high and I didn't think I'd be able to last that long. I have a complicated relationship with failure so instantly I shot down this idea of intermittent fasting. I didn't want to fail at it so I didn't do it.


But after continuing to hear and learn about the benefits of intermittent fasting for someone like me, my interest in it started to grow. So, I started intermittent fasting as a beginner, a newbie if you will, and I LOVED it. I noticed benefits instantly and I proved my own mindset wrong. I COULD do it. The fear of the unknown was holding me back as well as my complicated relationship with the fear of failure.


Let's layout intermittent fasting in a simple way. If you are a beginner, this will be a perfect, easy read for you so you can get started with ease.



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Why I Intermittent Fast


Everyone has different reasons for intermittent fasting. Some our doing to to achieve a weight loss goal and some do it to balance out their nutrition plan. Others do it to help them have structure and control over what their eating.


There are two main reasons why I intermittent fast. I do it because it makes me feel REALLY good. I have more focus, better energy, and I'm not worried about when I need to eat next either. It has provided me with a longer morning and more time to work.


The second reason I fast is because it is a natural way to clean yourself out. It's a great detox and get rid of whatever junk may be in your body. If I'm feeling bloated from eating a not so great meal, if I fast the next day, I already feel better.


My body genuinely feels better when I intermittent fast and it's much better than doing an all day fast... for me anyways.



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Just some quick tips to know before your start:

  1. Women should not fast for a long length of time, it can really throw your hormones out of whack. Make sure you break your fast at some point during the week (maybe even twice), and have a breakfast filled with healthy fats and proteins.

  2. Intermittent fasting is not an all-day fast where you don't eat anything all day. It's when you fast a certain numbers of hours and eat the rest. For example, I practice 2 different kinds of intermittent fasting. On the days that I work, I eat between the hours of 12:30 pm- 8 pm. Then I fast from 8 pm- 12:30 pm the next day. This would be a 16 hour fast. On days that I am not working, I eat between the hours of 2 pm-8 pm. Then I fast from 8 pm- 2 pm the next day. This would be an 18 hour fast. See what works best for you.

  3. Remember this time... 11 am. When you intermittent fast, starting at 11 am is when your body starts kicking into high gear burning fat. So if you eat at 12 pm, your body has been burning fat for an hour. If you eat at 2 pm, your body has been burning fat for 3 hours.

Give intermittent fasting a try!

Ashley

Brain Health Coach

Owner of SustainaBrain

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