Habits that drive intermittent fasting success

Intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular in recent years as a way to improve health and lose weight. But like any dietary change, it can be difficult to stick with, especially in the beginning. Here are a few habits that can help you achieve success with intermittent fasting:

  1. Start slowly: If you’re new to intermittent fasting, it’s important to ease into it rather than jumping in headfirst. Start with shorter fasting periods, such as 12 or 14 hours, and gradually work your way up to longer ones.
  2. Don’t be scared of hunger: If you’re going to spend a lot of your time fasting, it is inevitable that you are going to spend some of your time hungry. Don’t see hunger as a bad thing, see it as a positive sign that you are moving towards a fasting lifestyle. I promise that it won’t last!
  3. Plan your meals: One of the keys to success with intermittent fasting is planning your meals so that you’re not caught off guard when it’s time to eat. Make sure you have healthy options on hand, so you’re not tempted to break your fast with unhealthy foods.
  4. Stay hydrated: When you’re fasting, it’s important to drink plenty of water to help curb your appetite and keep your body hydrated. Try to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water each day.
  5. Don’t overdo it on the non-fasting days: It’s easy to overeat or make poor food choices on the days when you’re not fasting, but it’s important to maintain a healthy diet during these times as well.
  6. Get enough sleep: Getting enough sleep is essential for good health, and it’s especially important when you’re fasting. A lack of sleep can increase your appetite and make it more difficult to stick to your fasting schedule.
  7. Be flexible: Intermittent fasting is not a one-size-fits-all solution. If you find that a particular schedule or method isn’t working for you, be open to adjusting it until you find something that does.

Intermittent fasting isn’t for everyone, but for those who do choose to give it a try, these habits can help make it a successful and sustainable part of your overall health and wellness plan. Remember that the most important thing is to listen to your body and do what works best for you.

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