Intermittent Fasting Facts

Today I start my new diet, the 16:8 intermittent fasting routine – fast for 16 hours straight, and have an ‘open window’ to eat for the last 8 hours. You can start at any time of the day, really, just as long as you are mindful of what works best for you and your body!

I am starting at 8:00pm and fasting until 12:00pm the next day. This way, I am sleeping for most of it! And, I have never been much of a breakfast person anyways. I have researched a lot about intermittent fasting the past week or so leading up to this and would like to share for anyone else perhaps interested in trying this! I will be making another post about it next week to let you all know how it is going, including symptoms I experienced and my overall review!

Benefits include:

  • faster cellular repair, removing wastes from the body
  • increased fat burning
  • insulin levels lower (lowering risk of type 2 diabetes)
  • targets belly fat
  • increases metabolic rate by 3-14%
  • reduce stress
  • reduce bloating
  • increased energy
  • research behind preventing Alzheimer’s disease

For the full article by healthline.com, click: 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting 

This is the exact routing/cycle that I follow, if you are more of a visual person –

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PSA/TIP: I still drink coffee in the morning right around 7:30am. I have eliminated using sugar and creamer, so now I put a pinch of cinnamon grounds in my black coffee! Not only is it much healthier, it also tastes amazing!

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