Different Ways to do Intermittent Fasting
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We have talked before about intermittent fasting as a way to start burning fats for energy. The body will always go for the easiest source of energy. Sugar in the bloodstream is the quickest easiest thing for your body to use.
The whole point of Keto is to get the sugar out of the bloodstream. Then the only source of energy will be the fat in your body. Your body will have to burn fat.
What is the very fastest way to get the blood clear of residual sugar? First, don’t put any new sugar in, and that includes carbohydrates. Second, try intermittent fasting.
Don’t get all excited or scared when you hear the word fasting. Intermittent fasting means you only fast part of the day.
For instance, you can eat your last meal at 6 p.m. Don’t put anything with calories in your body after that. Water and caffeine free tea with no sweetener is fine. If you don’t eat until breakfast, say around 7 a.m., that is 13 hours that your body gets to clear out sugar and also for the cells to rest.
Or, to be super simple, you can just try skipping breakfast.
Or you can try only eating within an 8 hour period. So you could eat your last meal at 8 pm, then don’t eat anything until noon the next day. Eat all food for the day between noon and 8 pm. It doesn’t matter if you have 3 small meals or two larger ones. Just as long as you don’t eat after 8 pm and before noon the next day.
When you do eat, you should try to eat keto. But even if you don’t eat fully keto, you can try to work toward it by eating fewer carbs. Many people lose lots of weight just by intermittent fasting. They don’t even change their diet!
All forms of intermittent fasting take some will power at first. But if you can just do it for a few days in a row, it will start to feel natural. And, you will start feeling younger and healthier fast.
Medical note: If you have a specific health issue, especially with blood sugar, make sure to talk to your doctor first.