This method of intermittent fasting involves eating only within a certain ‘window’ of time each day.
Some intermittent fasters prefer to fast every day but for a shorter length of time than attempt longer fasts as they find this easier to stick to.
Daily fasts can be any length of time although are generally between 16 and 20 hours and start at any time of day you like, but usually begin after the evening meal.
Most people find that they’re usually not bothered by skipping breakfast and are not even hungry in the mornings.
You might also find that the hardest part of a fast is at the beginning, so you can choose to start fasting at night because you’ll be asleep for most of that time.
So the fast would start each day after dinner, say from 7pm until 1pm the next day (for a 18 hour fast) or 8pm to 12pm the next day for a 16 hour fast.
They then eat normally (although try to stick to a healthy diet) during the ‘eating window’ of time each day which will be between 4 and 8 hours depending on their plan.
The idea here is to minimize the time in the day that you eat and to just eat the meals that you normally would during that time so that your body burns energy/fat during the fasted state. Therefore, you won’t be consuming enough calories to counteract the benefits of that during the eating window.
Some ifasters find they ‘burn out’ from this method because it’s done every day though and they start to mentally miss having breakfast or just get tired of the fact that they’re fasting every single day.
So to make sure this doesn’t happen you can switch between this method and two 24 hour fasts every other week OR if you reach your weight loss goal you can try just fasting on the week days and have the weekends off.
The best thing is to keep experimenting until you find the perfect intermittent fasting plan and variation of that plan for you.
Have you tried Daily Fasts? How did you find it?