Follow the steps below to help get you started

Grab a copy of the free quick start guide and follow the steps: 

Step One: Choose Your Intermittent Fasting Method

Step Two: Choose Your Eating Personality Type

Step Three: Choose Your Fasting Plan

Step Four: Start Intermittent Fasting!

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent Fasting is a weight loss method whereby you cycle between intermittent periods of eating normally and fasting.

There are no restrictions on food types but instead when you should eat.

There are several intermittent fasting methods you can choose from, but they all do the same thing. They divide the day or week into periods of eating and periods of fasting.

This means that your body can’t get used to a certain amount of calorie intake every day or week so it needs to change its fuel source to your fat stores instead of your blood sugar.

It does this without slowing down your metabolism or having any adverse effects on your physical and mental performance (like most diets can) and it’s even scientifically proven to reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, aging, and cancer.

Fasting involves either abstaining from all calories (both from food and beverages that have calories) or restricting your calories to a certain amount for a chosen period of time. Some methods allow juice or certain drinks and some involving 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 at least some of 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 keep up in the long term. Don’t worry, everyone is different!

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.

So what now?

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


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

  1. Hi, I’m in my 2nd week of 24 hours of intermittent diet and I have not loss any weight yet, I wondering if the reason is because I have thyroid problem (hashimoto), and also I am in my full menopause and on bio identical Pellet Therapy Hormone replacement. I workout every day and I just getting frustrating, I need to lost 20 pound. what should I do different to make it work, please help.

    1. Hi Pilar, congratulations on deciding to try intermittent fasting. There are many reasons that intermittent fasting results can vary from person to person when you’re just starting. Insulin sensitivity, diet, nutritional state, emotions, hormone imbalances etc. So, yes thyroid problems do have an effect on weight loss, as does menopause. It doesn’t mean that intermittent fasting won’t work for you, but it means that you might need to also look at other areas in your life that may be causing the issues you are having to help your intermittent fasting results. Without knowing much else about your lifestyle I can only recommend you start by visiting a naturopath or holistic nutritionist to help bring your body back in to balance, and I highly recommend this book which is a great start in putting the pieces of the puzzle together as to why you are having trouble losing weight. I hope that helps!

  2. 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!

  3. 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 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.

  4. 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 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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