losing weight intermittent fasting- Does it actually work

losing weight intermittent fasting- Does it actually work

losing weight intermittent fasting- Does it actually work

Losing weight while intermittent fasting it is quite possible, but I do feel that people give a lot of credit on just basely cause of fasting and no other factor that actually comes into play. While fasting it’s pretty much convenient for people who are busier and not quite have the time to eat 6 meals in a day this is a good solution to that problem. Here are some ideas that will contribute to this topic of losing weight intermittent fasting.

Starvation mode myth

Its a belief that if you go on a large period of hours fasting it can cause your body to shut down your metabolism because it’s on a survival mode and knowing your body will be osmosis or like to preserve a good status, meaning that your body will adapt no matter what. The real truth about this effect is when you are in a large frame period dieting, your metabolism will slow down in the progress that inevitable, that’s why a lot of people tend to gain 3 times faster the weight they lost, in fact here is an article I wrote no so long ago giving you an idea how to prevent this issue.

http://worldwidemusclemen.com/reverse-diet-plan-successfully-maintain-your-weight

Meal frequency myth

It is said that you need to eat around 6 times a week in order to speed up your metabolism. This is totally wrong and not a must. Lets say you eat 6 meals and each one contains 500 calories, there is a thermic effect because your body is using kcal to digest the nutrients and its around 10% of your total intake, so it doesn’t matter if you eat 6 meals of 500 calories or 3 meals of 1000 calories the thermic effect will still consume 10% of 3000 calories on total.

Meal frequency meat has been there for a long time, but that doesn’t mean its actually a fact that it must be this way, after all even tho this website its based of flexible dieting I am open minded also and acknowledge that there is more than one way to get to the same destination whether you are bulking or shredding fat.

Be mindful while eating

This is a huge factor I got to point out, and you might ask your self why? Because our mind its pretty much one of the biggest factor to sabotage a diet. Have you ever heard that inner dialogue when you screw your diet just by a small scale and all the sudden your mind encourage you to keep cheating on that day because you already screw up or that the fact that it will tell you that you deserve it and then the next day your mind will be full of regrets and start stressing out of our mistakes.

Well my friend this is why our number one battle its against our self, when we detach from a certain way of thinking and start to realize that those thoughts don’t represent the actual reality, this where meditation can help you training on detaching from this in order to have any success at dieting or other stuff related. By eating mindfully you will constantly ask your self, am I eating because of actual hunger or am I eating because of stress.

Does intermit fasting by itself will work?

The simple answer is absolutely not if you tackle intermittent fasting as a window of an excuse to eat more then before then chances are you are not gonna see the benefits from this dieting technique. The most important aspect of the diet it is your calories intake and in my case my macronutrients as they will dictate my body composition. Check out this article I wrote for setting your calories intake. http://worldwidemusclemen.com/flexible-dieting-macros-is-it-hard-to-figure-it-out

The goal on any diet is calorie restriction and intermittent fasting will give you an edge n the satisfaction side, why you say? Because by eating less frequent but a huge meal, in my opinion, will satisfy your cravings towards the amount you would actually like vs the amount its limited because of calories on a specific meal. I recommend that you eat your bigger meal when you actually feel that your craving it most on the day and for that s lunch.

My breakfast ain’t that satisfying 2 greek yogurts and a protein shake that’s it. but I know during the lunchtime I am gonna enjoy eating rice, chicken with vegetables, a burger yes I said that clear, a snickerdoodle cookie and a coffee. Pretty much way better than my breakfast right? Well, that’s because I have already structured my meal plan to be that way. So at the end of the day what matter is that you are hitting your numbers right and macronutrient in order to achieve your body composition you are looking for.

Meal preparation is key

You may ask why? During the period you are fasting a lot of you will be thinking what to eat, and believe me what will pop up in your mind that instance its the food that you mostly crave towards and will lead you to a binge streak if you don’t control it. Don’t let your mind high jack your plan, instead already have that meal that you support to eat reducing the chances of overeating and having an estimate idea that you won’t end up on a surplus causing you know weight gain.

Also drinking a lot of water will reduce the chance of binging I think for some reason If you’re dieting for a long time and you are entering in that zone where you will be 10% below body fat chances are your cravings for the food you miss are gonna increase, and I always ask my self-am I hungry or dehydrated. Chances are if you’re dehydrated your body might crave carbohydrates and it does happen to me.

To reduce this window of opportunity to ruin your day drink plenty of water make sure you chug a whole gallon and I am not kidding. I don’t think there any side effect for drinking water after all its zero calories, right?

References

I thought to put this video for you guys so you heard from Chris founder of thenx.com and his approach on intermittent fasting.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-myths-fasting-and-meal-frequency#section7

 

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “losing weight intermittent fasting- Does it actually work”

  1. Can’t say enough good things about veggies! Potatoes are my weakness~ One can truly get all the nutrients and protein they need from a plant-based diet! **Been doing it for 30 years!**
    Great layout and detailed information, makes for easy reading. Lots of personality in every article, great sense of humor.

    • Thank you , maybe its my nature how I talk in person and try it to bring it on my writing hehe, thanks for taking time to read my articles.

  2. People gained weight faster when they go on starvation mode – that’s very true and it has happened to me. I used to practice skipping lunch and just take 2 meals a day, but it didn’t fit well.

    Then I realized that I overcompensated with carbs and sugary stuff. Nowadays, I take two full healthy meals and a light lunch and really watch what I am eating. This strategy has helped me loose a few waist inches so far so I know it’s working.

    • The key you said it at the very end self aware of what you are eating, in the case for flexible dieting if you are tracking your macros its fine to have a sugary content as long you compensate eating really good and healthy most of the day.

  3. Our minds are our biggest enemy when it comes to losing weight and I can vouch to that because I have been trying to lose weight now for a few months and it has been extremely difficult to change the lifestyle that I had had before trying to lose weight.

    I have actually tried all types of fasting before; intermittent fasting going through the day with only water and having just one meal at dinner time. I have also tried the fasting where you only eat fruits and veggies all day, including at dinner time, and I have also tried the military diet, where all you’re eating are eggs for 3 days and lots of water.

    I actually mix it up over the course of the week; 2 days out of the week I will be intermittently fasting (I have read that it helps to cleanse the body of toxins which helps with my acne outbreaks) and 2 other days within the same week, I will go with only eating fruits and veggies for the whole day. The other days, I would eat normally, but no binge eating. I do this with moderate exercise about 3 times a week and I have consistently been losing 1 to 2 pounds every week.

    • You are absolutely right, our mind is where all start , its our feedback mechanism for everything that we experience in this life. If we train on having a mental toughness believe me you are gonna break a lot of barriers especially inner doubts within. 

  4. Very good article with lots of healthy information here! You have padded your paragraphs out and given the reader lots to look at as far reading further about a subject e.g. sharing your previous articles! You’ve separated your paragraphs well to make it more readable so keep up the good work

    • Thanks for the compliment, is a new territory for me to be a blogger but I got a good mindset and hard work determination. 

  5. Great article really explains how intermittent fasting can help you lose weight, and make for an effective program. You also explain how people cannot use it as a reason to over eat later on. A very honest and up front look at intermittent fasting and how well it can benefit you as a person looking to make changes on their own personal diet.

    • Thank you I am glad that you aware of that, I don’t want to misinformed people about fasting, is not an excuse for overeating. 

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