Last Updated on March 9, 2021 by Paula
Hello and welcome to our short, beginner’s guide on how to finally lose the excess weight and keep it off forever with Intermittent Fasting
- Are you tired of diets that tell you what you can and cannot eat?
- Are you sick of losing weight on a new diet only to see all that weight come back after a few weeks?
- Do you want your low healthy weight to be part of your lifestyle and identity instead of something you work on when you get “too fat”?
If any of these apply to you, intermittent and fasting might be the answer to all your weight loss issues.
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If you check on the Internet, it seems that everybody’s talking about intermittent fasting. It seems to be the long-awaited solution that people have been dreaming of.
As the old saying goes, “Where there is smoke, there is fire.”
There’s a reason why people are talking about intermittent fasting constantly. There’s a good reason why there’s a lot of noise about this concept.
Unfortunately, in the global weight loss industry, there is a lot of hype.
It’s very easy to get sold a bill of goods when it comes to the latest and greatest weight loss system. Intermittent fasting is not immune to this.
Still, despite the hype, exaggeration, and unrealistic claims about intermittent fasting, it does bring a lot to the table.
This post will help you separate reality from hype.
What if I told you that you can lose weight by watching when you eat instead of worrying about what to eat? You probably would think that this is crazy because you’ve been told so many times before that you have to avoid certain groups of foods and eat other types of food.
This is probably the worst thing about dieting for many people.
Let’s face it. We grow accustomed to certain tastes and textures.
If you’ve been eating meat all your life, it’s nothing short of a punishment or even an ordeal for you to have to eat mostly fruits and vegetables or nuts and seeds.
The truth is a lot of people are having a tough time switching from one food category to another, and that’s why a lot of the diets out there are simply nonstarters. Believe me this is not for lack of trying.
People jump onto a new diet once they hear that it enables people to lose weight, but eventually they go back to their old eating habits. That’s just part of who you are.
We grow accustomed to certain things.
We develop certain habits.
What if I told you that you don’t know longer have to worry about what you eat?
Sounds awesome, right?
Well, intermittent fasting focuses on timing instead of food choices.
What if I told you that your body has a powerful built-in mechanism that enables you to burn all that pesky stored fat if you simply time your meals correctly?
I know this sounds crazy.
After all, you’ve been walking around with that nasty spare tire around your midsection for who knows how many years. You might even be thinking that it is just a permanent part of your body.
People who have gone onto intermittent fasting end up in burning some or all of that fat.
I know that sounds crazy. It might even seem unheard of, short of simply switching to a different class of foods.
However, many people who have adopted the intermittent fasting weight loss system happily report that a lot of their fat stores have gone away.
This is because when you go on an intermittent fast, you trigger a built-in body mechanism that takes care of your fat stores naturally.
What if I told you that watching your meal scheduling can be a sustainable way to lose weight and keep those pounds off?
This is probably the biggest promise and attraction behind intermittent fasting.
Hands down, this is what gets the most attention.
Well, I’m sorry to report that the vast majority of diets out there simply fail in the long run.
Don’t get me wrong.
Don’t get too excited or too angry.
I know that if you are reading this , you are probably on one diet or another.
You probably are even losing weight.
I’m not disputing that at all.
However, when you look at the typical diet and its weight loss pattern, very, very recognizable.
In fact, if you’ve had any kind of success with any kind of diet in the past, you probably would know exactly what I mean. In the first few weeks or even months, the pounds just melt off.
Everything is amazing.
Everything looks good.
You look in the mirror, and you see that you have lost a lot of weight.
Sounds awesome, right?
Sooner or later, your old eating patterns and dietary habits have a way of creeping back and, before you know it, regardless of how much you exercise and regardless of how much you watch what you eat, the old patterns come back.
That’s right. The pounds start coming back.
Wait, it gets even worse!
Not only do you get all those pounds that you lost back, but they bring their friends with them.
You end up weighing more after your diet than when you began.
For some people, this takes only weeks.
For other people, it takes a bit longer. Maybe they can go on for a few more weeks, or they can go on for months or even years but, eventually, if you look at the timeline long enough with most diets, the weight does come back.
I know this first hand.
I switched primarily to an all-vegetable diet.
I loaded up on fiber, and I felt fuller for a longer time. Everything was great.
I lost 30 pounds but, sooner or later, after a few years, the weight came back.
I was at the crossroads.
Either I go back on another diet, or I look into something completely new.
It hit me like a crystal bullet.
Maybe I had it all wrong. Instead of focusing on what I ate, counting my calories, and increasing my daily activities, maybe the answer lay elsewhere.
That’s when I discovered intermittent fasting.
I made it a point to eat only within my eating window, and once I got used to that, the weight started coming off.
Better yet, I got so used to this pattern that I took it to the next level and completely fasted for several days before eating again.
This has now become part of my lifestyle.
It’s like the back of my hand.
I don’t even think about it. It’s automatic.
However, when I look in the mirror, I can see the results.
Not only did I lose 30 pounds, but I have kept it off and I don’t miss anything.
I still eat what I like to eat.
I don’t feel like I’m denying myself anything.
I don’t feel like people have left me behind because they eat all this amazing food and I have to treat those foods as off-limits.
I no longer play those regular diet games because that’s exactly what they are.
Those are dietary games that you play with yourself when you go on a diet. Certain foods are good and other foods or off-limits.
Well, forget that.
- Eat what you like to eat.
- Eat as much as you want as long as you eat within a certain time frame.
When I made that switch, it was like switching a radio channel. I started seeing my diet and my overall lifestyle from a completely different perspective, and I became better.
My posts will give you a quick and actionable introduction to intermittent fasting.
- I’m not going to bore you with theories.
- I’m not going to drown you with all sorts of scientific statistics and jargon.
- I’m not going to play all those routine to games that you get when you open a weight loss book.
Instead, I’m just going to give you the information that you need to get started quickly so you can finally get some control over your weight.
In hindsight, it wasn’t as hard or as complicated as I thought it was. Seriously. Weight loss is actually not complicated at all. What’s needed is a mind shift. If you’re reading this, get ready because when you dive in, you will make that mind shift, and you will be all that much better.