If you have ever struggled to lose 1O pounds or have actually managed to suffer enough to lose a bit of weight only to see it come straight back (plus more!) Afterwards, you are probably wondering if any diet approach can work. Perhaps it is time you considered intermittent fasting.
Although fasting has been around for thousands of years, it is only recently that the advantages of intermittent fast for fat-loss have really been explored. So what is intermittent fast? Basically, this involves alternating periods of fasting with an eating window. These periods can be daily. For example a 16 hour daily fast. Another possibility is doing a 24 hour fast once or twice a week. Both approaches work well and will help shed those 10 pounds.
So what are the advantages of this style of eating compared to other diet plans? There are three main advantages:
Firstly Intermittent fasting is easy to set up. You do not need to count calories and you do not have to worry about eating exactly the right thing at the right time. The length of the fast / feed cycle can fit in with your life.
Secondly you can eat until you are full. After fasting for most of the day, you can eat without limiting yourself and feeling permanently hungry, a big problem on most diets and a principal reason for failure. As an added bonus, most people adapt very quickly to the period of not eating and tend to feel more mentally alert at this time.
Thirdly Fasting can easily become part of a long-term lifestyle rather than a short-term diet. This means the end of the rebound weight-gain you have probably experienced many times before.