We just completed our 7 Day Alternate Day Fasting Challenge and it was EPIC!
So many people joined in that hadn’t done a lot (if any) extended fasting before, and they blew themselves away... proving to themselves that they could do this!
Doing a fasting challenge is great, but we’re not going to do extended fasting every day. How do we create a fasting lifestyle that supports our health and weight loss goals, but also allows us to have a balanced and happy life?
Let’s talk about the ways we can incorporate the various fasting methods into our keto lifestyle, but also get the ‘happiness factor’ we all love and deserve!
[I have a lot more detailed info on the different styles of fasting in Guide #6 in our group]
🔷 Fast a little everyday
16:8, 20:4, OMAD or whatever works for you! A little daily fasting ads up to big rewards! This may not get the deep autophagy like an extended fast would, but it’s very powerful non-the-less. It’s especially useful if you have a hard time eating within your macros, as it’s hard to over eat when your eating window is smaller. Also helpful if you have a busy schedule or get tired of planning out meals.
🔷 Do one extended fast per week
Maybe your schedule is such at a 48+ hour fast once a week actually helps you out! I find when hubby is out of town that’s a great time for me to add in an extended fast... ‘cause that means I don’t have to cook! lol
🔷 Fast Monday - Friday
A lot of people like doing more fasting Monday to Friday, and then not so much on the weekends. It could afford you to do a ‘lazy keto’ weekends if that makes your heart happy and you’re still seeing results. This also makes life a little easier during the week when we are typically busy with work, but then gives us more time to cook some yummy keto meals on the weekends when we have more time.
🔷 Plan an extended fasting week cyclically
In our Intentionally Bare Keto Support Group I plan out a challenge once per month, and every 2nd month is a fasting challenge. If you follow our group then you can jump on in and join us! If you’re doing your own thing, then plan out the times of the year when you’re able to do longer, extended fasts. Think of this as a ‘spring cleaning’ that really helps your body rid itself of toxins and cellular garbage (psst... bonus, it really helps with plateau’s and faster fat loss too) 😉
Bottom line: We want fat loss results and we want to improve our health... but we also want to be happy 😊 The ‘happiness factor’ is not over rated and we need to keep this in mind, or we’ll never be able to sustain this type of a lifestyle. Experiment and see what feels right for you 💗
❓ How do you incorporate fasting into your keto lifestyle? (or any extended fasts)? 👇
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