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As a reminder, I've been following a new diet called:
Bestselling author, Joel Marion, is a fitness expert and nutritionist debunking the myths underlying traditional dieting and offers a simple, highly effective weight loss program.
One of the hardest things to get used to on this program is the fasting. Or so I thought until I started doing it! They preach that "going without breakfast is part of intermittent fasting (IF), also called time-restricted feeding (TRF). IF is a pattern of food consumption that cycles between fasting and eating in specific time periods. There are various ways to do it; one of the most common is the 16/8 protocol, which involves 16 hours of fasting—typically done overnight—with an 8-hour window in which to eat each day. And, it’s actually been going really well. We’ve been traditionally taught to avoid carbs, have an early dinner, and never eat before bed. But the fact is, the latest scientific research shows us this earlier model is not the most ideal and fasting can lead to faster and longer term weight loss."
What I realized was that the most challenging times to curb hunger are just before bed and in the morning. By following the Always Eat After 7PM program, you have the most willpower to stay on the diet because you are eating during the hours when you are most hungry. This also puts you into both intermittent fasting increasing testosterone and your metabolism, while putting you into ketosis. Here's some more details on the science behind it.
Overall, I've gained more energy and focus and feel like a lot of my postpartum drag, especially with all the crazy quarantine eating I did (whoops!) is finally going away. I haven't really lost weight but I've lost bloat. I’m definitely going to keep up this fasting lifestyle as long as I can because I feel lighter, though I may join back in on my family’s Saturday brunches by starting my Friday night fast a bit earlier.
Want to try it yourself? Check out my journey here.
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