If you are working on losing weight, You want Results Fast! We live in a fast-paced world where we want quick and efficient results in anything we do from technology to dieting. Fasting has been around since biblical times where it has and still is used for religious purposes. Fasting for cleansing or detox has also been used for hundreds of years in many different cultures to help rid the body of toxins and cleanse out our digestive system. Fasting for weight loss has become more and more popular in this day and age where we want quick results. When done right it can rid our bodies of toxins and unwanted chemicals and it can help us quickly lose weight or beat a hump if we’ve reached a plateau in our weight loss journey.
Here is one way fasting can be done right to get you the before and after results you are looking for now!
Alternate Fasting Days – Fast every other day. On your fasting days you should fast for 24 hours, consuming nothing but water. This will also trick your metabolism! Many times we plateau or have a hard time losing those last ten pounds. If we eat similar things every day and do the same workout routine every day, our metabolism memorizes the routine and also plateaus. Make your metabolism work by mixing it up! If you find it hard to stay Motivated, Here are some tips to help you stay on track.
Have a Cheat Day
This ties into tricking your metabolism. Choose a cheat day every week where you enjoy some Pancakes or that piece of cake you’ve been craving all week!
Eat healthy on the days you are not Fasting
When you are not fasting, eat lots of fruits and vegetables to help you feel full. Make sure you get in a lot of protein and healthy carbs such as quinoa (which is also packed full of protein!) and brown rice. Eating healthy will help you maintain the nutrients your body needs and it will also help you have energy for the fasting days.
Don’t skip meals on days you are not fasting
You should eat three full meals and two snacks on the days you are not fasting. If you work most days, bringing food from home for lunch will help you avoid binge eating or running to the drive-thru on your lunch break. Prepare your meals and snacks the night before. I always like to carry a small bag of almonds or some fruit in my bag for a quick snack and boost energy.
Drink your water! Adults should be drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day, no exceptions! Water helps you feel fuller longer, keeps your skin healthy and glowing, and keeps your body healthy and functioning at 100%. Don’t neglect your water intake! Drink up!
On the days you are not fasting throw in a quick workout. It can be a jog, a bike ride, a yoga class, Pilates, or even a nice long walk. On the days you are fasting, working out might feel like a drag if you are low on energy. You can still incorporate exercise by taking the stairs or parking at the far end of the parking lot. Taking a walk on your lunch break will also help keep your mind off food and sneak in a little exercise. Fasting will get you results fast! Stick to it and you will see a the before and after results you have been dreaming of.
Disclaimer: Please consult your Doctor before considering any Weight Loss Diets or Plans.