Follow the steps below to help get you started

There are several variations of fasting, with some including juice or certain drinks (like the lemon detox diet for example) for several days on end to lose weight and detoxify. Some types of fasts have no food or drink at all, even water. Some like the popular 5:2 Diet allow a certain amount of calories on fast days.

The most effective way of fasting is by abstaining from all calories in any form for the duration of the fast so you get maximum health and weight loss benefits.

This means no food or drink that contain any calories whatsoever, but you can drink as much water, calorie free drinks , and tea or coffee (with no milk) as you like. However because this type of fasting is not easy for everyone we will talk about some of the other ways of fasting that allow some food/calories as well.

Once you’ve done some research you can just decide what kind of fasting you think you can manage (and stick to in the long term). Don’t worry, everyone is different!

Fasting or the ‘fasted state’ begins the moment you stop eating your last meal until the moment you eat (or drink) again after that.

Your body also frantically burns fat when in the ‘fasted state’  even when you’re asleep, which means it’s an excellent way to lose weight.

 

Why Intermittent Fasting is Better that Dieting

Intermittent fasting is designed to fit into your lifestyle and has the same (or in most cases better) weight loss benefits than long periods of dieting and restricting calories.

Studies have shown that because each fast is short  intermittent fasting doesn’t slow down your metabolism at all so won’t and cause your weight loss efforts to plateau like most diets.

Fasting also has so many health benefits as an added bonus, like giving you more energy, clearer skin, and regulating your blood insulin levels to reduce your appetite, keep your weight stable and reduce the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.

Studies have also shown that fasting intermittently has no negative effects on concentration or physical performance whatsoever, so you can easily fit it into your day to day life and don’t need to change from your normal routine during your fasts.

Please note: If you have diabetes, an eating disorder or any other medical condition, check with your doctor before starting.

 

Step One: Choose Your Intermittent Fasting Method

Step Two: Choose Your Eating Personality Type

Step Three: Choose Your Fasting Plan

Grab a copy of the free quick start guide for a step by step process on how to get started.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Follow the steps below to help get you started

  1. I’m a 59 yo, 5’2, 147 pound female. My goal weight is 125–where I felt my best 15 years ago. I am definitely a Type A personality. Not really ever wanted to diet, but I really need to lose weight to get where I want to be. I realized when I had my colonoscopy that I could easily go without food for a day, so I figure this would be a great way to try to lose weight. I have upped my exercise for the last year, with a trainer. But, while I’m a bit more tone, the pounds are still there–I like to eat.

    I bought both of your books from Amazon and read them this week. One of my friends at work has agreed to do this with me, so we’ll be covertly fasting together. 🙂

    This is my first morning of fasting. I had dinner at 6:30 last night (finished by 7PM), and I’m waiting until noon for lunch. I’d try longer, but I’m having a late dinner, and walking 2 miles each way for dinner, and I don’t want to be starving for that!

    So far, just growling stomach. Had hot water with lemon first thing this morning; and at 10, had my first cup of coffee (I prefer it black, so that’s easy for me).

    I’m excited to see how this works!

  2. Hey fasters i need everyones help!

    I am a 28 year old woman 5 ‘7’ With a beginning weight of 277, my current weight is 269 my goal weight is ultimately 170 but right now im just trying to get to 250 and then 230 etc. I want to look at this weight loss in bits and pieces cause i have long way to go. I m no stranger to intermittent fasting, a few years ago i lost 32 pounds in a little less than 3 months without exercising. Back then i was doing a daily fast of 19:5 and had no problems as long as i was monitoring my carbs. Fast forward 3 years and i have gained all that weight back due to stress and poor habits slowly re-surfacing, but now i am back at with more determination than ever. This time i have been working out doing resistance training and cycling which i love by the way (something i never ever thought i would say in my life). Since June 1 to july 3 i have only lost 8 Ibs. According to my fitness pal my daily kcal intake is 1700 however depending on how much i exercise it goes up to 2200-2400. I never get in anywhere near that. On most days i eat around 1100-1500, sometimes i get up to 2000. I feel fine, i sleep great and i have tons of energy, however the scale is not moving and i am getting super frustrated! I feel like the fat should be melting off but its not and i dont know what to do and i have been searching the internet for answers for days and nothing. Please please please help!

    1. Hi La Maestra, well you’re on the right track by choosing intermittent fasting over dieting. But I highly recommend that you forget about calorie counting and instead fast for 24 hours twice a week. Then on your non fasting days don’t worry about how many calories you’re eating just make sure that you’re getting all the right nutrients. You need all of those nutrients to help your liver can do it’s job and burn fat. When your body has all of the nutrients it needs, and your liver is functioning well and your blood sugar regulation is working well and your hormones are stable then your body will be able to let go of fat. Sometimes if any of these things are out of whack then our body doesn’t feel like it’s ‘safe’ to let go of it’s fat stores. Anything from stress, to over-exercising, to diet can affect this. You can help by avoiding sugar, processed foods, too much caffeine etc but I recommend watching this the TED talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ0SME6Z9rw explaining how your body might be holding on to fat due to various reasons. Dr Libby’s books (especially the Calorie Fallacy’ and ‘Accidentally Overweight’) explain why your body might be fighting against losing weight. I also recommend taking a liquid probiotic, green powder, liver support, and minerals which will really help your body to reset and be able to function at it’s peak and therefore lose fat. These are the products I use. Best of luck! I hope that helps. http://bodyecology.com/natural-liver-cleanse-livamend.html http://bodyecology.com/the-immune-system-vitality-supergreen.html http://bodyecology.com/probiotic-drink-innergy-biotic-1250ml.html http://bodyecology.com/detox-nutrtitional-supplement-ancient-earth-minerals.html

  3. I was wondering how does IF work if woman is on the contraceptive pill. Should she consider dropping the pill? Because it effects hormones and she might not loose the weight even if she’s fasting?

    1. Hi Emily, being on the pill does not make a difference to your fasting results but can make a difference to your overall fat loss goals. It’s up to you if you want to drop it, but research shows that being on the pill lowers our progesterone levels, which affects our mood among other things, but can also gradually lead to ‘estrogen dominance’ (where our estrogen to progesterone ratio becomes unnaturally skewed in the favour of estrogen). Have a look at this article http://www.jessainscough.com/2013/06/oestrogen-dominance-why-you-can-blame-unbalanced-hormones-for-weight-gain/ and see if any of that resonates with you. I would never advise anyone to go off the pill because that’s their choice, but I can always advise that there may be a possibility of estrogen dominance which leads to an increase in fat and cellulite around the belly and thighs which is almost impossible to get rid of until we correct our hormones! If you want to stay on the pill you can minimise the risk of estrogen dominance by eating a clean diet, reducing stress and getting lost of minerals especially magnesium. Hope that helps. Good luck with your fasts!

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