In conjunction with a low carb diet, I have also implemented Intermittent Fasting
Now, I understand that the video I just recommended is REALLY long, but it’s truly fascinating to hear the benefits of fasting PLUS it will give you lots of good talking points when the people in your life roll their eyes, or tell you that you’re crazy, or try telling you that skipping meals slows down your metabolism, etc. Trust me, someone in your life will do one (or more) of the above at some point…..so it’s kind of sweet to know what you’re talking about and WHY you’re doing it (if you so choose to try it)! So, put on your warm PJs, snuggle under a warm blankie, and invest a little over an hour into your health. I’m asking you to watch a video, not workout for an hour.
I personally fast for AT LEAST 16-hours every, single day. For me, I have an alarm on my phone labeled “16-hour fast ends” and after my last meal of the day, I figure out what time that alarm needs to be set for and I reset it. Then, I don’t allow myself any food until AT LEAST that alarm goes off. I know this might sound crazy, but there are lots of days that I turn off the alarm and continue to fast until I feel hungry. Before low carb, I couldn’t skip a snack time let alone a meal time (just ask my sweet husband). I was one of those REALLY hangry people if I didn’t eat every 3-hours. Now? There have been days I eat one meal a day! Who is this person and what did she do with the sugar obsessed maniac that existed just over a month ago?!?
I’m not an expert, but I think that guy is.