Is intermittent fasting right for you

Intermittent fasting is a great way to create discipline, control appetite and encourage the body to let go of excess water and fat. With that having been said, it ain’t for everybody. If you fall into one of these three categories, please do not try intermittent fasting.

I hate drinking water type.

If you are one of these people, fasting of any sort is a recipe for disaster. As you already heard by now, the body is made of mostly of water, and you need to drink a decent amount every day.

Well, some of your water consumption comes from food, and if you do not eat for hours at a time, you are setting yourself up for dehydration. Furthermore, if your body is neurotic like mine and constantly thinks you are trying to starve it or kill it, drinking water tricks the body into thinking that what you are doing is ok.

Bottom line you need to consume pure plain water in proper quantities or do not entertain this notion at all.

I want to lose blank amount of weight really fast.

Intermittent fasting is a part of an overall healthy eating plan. Not a quick fix to lose weight for an event or outfit.

In order to see results, it is something you do have to do on a consistent, long-term basis, not a crash diet. So if you try it, just to lose weight quickly, you are starving, not fasting. Just to be clear.

I will intermittent fast to balance out pigging out.

If you have a binge/purge personality, it may be a disorder that you might want to get some help for. Ebb and flows in the amount of food that you eat is normal. Extremes that are tied to emotion and life chaos, not so much.

Open confession, once upon a time I did watch” Man v. Food.” We all deep down have a thing for food porn, but at some point, you have to feel guilty about watching someone throw up hot dogs, when there are people who struggle to get every morsel.

I watched someone on Youtube do an extended restrictive type fast. Afterward they binged for a whole day (sunrise until sunset) on restaurant food. There is nothing cool about this.

Again, the body likes stability, it does not like when you go psycho with your eating You can not call a peace treaty with your body if you are attacking it with your own foolishness.

Bottom Line

I believe in intermittent fasting. However, you have to be honest with yourself about whether it would help or hurt you in the end. Trends are nice, but consistent, dedicated behavior will get you further in the end.

 

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