As I previously mentioned, eating at scheduled times is somewhat impossible for me but with the guidelines of intermittent fasting, I am learning to adjust my eating habits and play by the rules.
Eating eight hours a day – “grazing” as my granddaughter suggests – means you will want to choose the hour to begin eating and the hour to stop. The balance of 16 hours is FASTING – no food, only sips of water and no snacking.
Why is choosing times for eating and fasting difficult? I snack. If I’m up at 3:00 a.m. to write or read, I usually won’t snack but I’ve been known to snack from after breakfast to bedtime. Not a good habit but I’m am seriously breaking it.
Other than coffee, my new eating practice begins at 11:00 a.m. with a light breakfast – usually two eggs, no bread, no meat. Lunch has been moved to 3:00 pm and dinner at 6:00 pm. I do rely on low carb meals to keep my waistline in check. And salad greens like Romaine and organic leaves can go a long way to creating that “full” feeling rather than an empty feeling.
Having a flat tummy again is possible. Giving up mindless snacking and recreational eating has helped shape and form new goals…
Howard has also implemented intermittent fasting and here’s what his take is on losing 20 pounds:
“At the end of the daily caloric intake, you must declare, “No more calories.”
His advice, if you feel hungry, wait a few minutes and the hunger will pass. And, he is also very thankful that his morning coffee has no calories. He is very mindful of not using his calories for candy, sweets, or cookies.
Fasting 7 days a week is not a rigid rule but certainly fasting 5 days a week will easily contribute to slimmer thighs, a shapely waist and smaller hips.
Try this eating plan! It’s super simple once you get the hang of it.