We are incorporating intermittent fasting for even better results in weight loss, blood sugar balance, and overall hormonal balance. If you have a certain health condition, please consult with me. Intermittent fasting has been proven to provide numerous health benefits.
The idea behind intermittent fasting is to go a specific number of hours without eating. It can range anywhere from 12 to 18+ hours between your last meal of the day and your first meal the following day.
The trick with Intermittent Fasting (or IF) is to figure out what feels good with your body, how long is too long for the overnight fast, and whether you want to include coffee with your fast. You will have a smaller eating window if following Intermittent fasting so you can adjust your meals accordingly. You can have two meals and snacks. You may find it too difficult to eat frequently, so space you meals and meal size accordingly.
Here’s How It Works
You are going to eat as you regularly would, but you are going to stop eating at a specific point in the evening (say 7 pm).
Then, you are not going to start eating the next day until a specific period of time has passed (you can have Coffee before the fasting period is over - see below).
I recommend a 16-hour fast. That would mean you would have your first meal the following day at 11:00 a.m. or 12:00p.m. and complete your meals through the next 8 hours.
You can move your start and end times according to your schedule (work and social).
During your fasted hours you can (and should) drink as much water as possible, and you can also make and drink a simple electrolyte lemonade by mixing the juice of one lemon into a bottle of water and adding sea salt to taste. This makes sure your electrolytes stay on point during your fast and helps keep you feeling great. Other options are BCAA’s or Coconut Coffee (MCT oil)
A fast shouldn't be a miserable experience, so if you start feeling very uncomfortable, it's okay to break your fast a little early.
Remember: you’re aiming to figure out what feels (and works) best in your own body, which is different for everyone.
7 am: Coconut Coffee (recipe in meal plan 1)
1 pm: Turkey Bacon & Eggs
3 pm: Tuna over mixed greens with assorted veggies, olive oil and balsamic
5 pm: Almonds and Coconut chips or Coconut Coffee
7 pm: Salmon with asparagus and butter
9 pm: Fast begins
Water or electrolyte lemonade
7 am: Coconut Coffee
9 am-12:00 pm: Electrolyte lemonade and water
12 pm: Avocado & Egg salad
3 pm: Fat Bomb
6 pm: Steak with veggies
7 pm: Snack
8 pm: Fast Begins