This Trainer Explains 6 Tips to Optimize Intermittent Fasting For Fat Loss

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SAVE THIS POST FOR LATER ↗️ ⠀⠀ 🤬 Are you frustrated with your fat loss progress? If so, Intermittent Fasting might be perfect for you! ⠀⠀ ☕️ First, what is “IF”? ⠀⠀ 👉🏼 Intermittent Fasting is a meal timing strategy that makes sticking to a calorie deficit much easier by controlling WHEN you eat. ⠀⠀ 💥 Intermittent Fasting works by breaking your day into two parts: ⠀⠀ 1️⃣ A fasting window, where you do NOT consume calories. ⠀⠀ 2️⃣ An eating window, where you DO consume calories. ⠀⠀ ☕️ Your fasting window is typically from the time you wake up until around 12 or 2pm, and then picks back up around 8pm and continues all through the time you are sleeping. This means you are skipping breakfast (not the most important meal, sorry!) and fasting for roughly 16 hours of the day (limiting calorie intake). ⠀⠀ ☕️ And during this fasting window, you’ll consume lots of water, black coffee (0 calories) and other non-calorie containing beverages to keep you full and suppress appetite. ⠀⠀ 🍔 Your eating window is typically from 12 or 2pm until 8pm in the evening, and during this time you typically will consume 2 larger meals and 1-2 snacks. ⠀⠀ 🍩 During this eating window, you can eat anything you want so long as calories are controlled. However, it makes sense to stick with mostly healthy foods and follow the 80/20 rule. ⠀⠀ 💪🏼 Additionally, while you are Intermittent Fasting, you can workout during either your eating window or fasting window, but you should experiment with both to see what works best for YOU. ⠀⠀ 😲 It’s also important to keep in mind that Intermittent Fasting is not magic!! It works by controlling calories, and is best used when fat loss is your goal and for people who don’t generally love breakfast. ⠀⠀ #weightloss #weightlossjourney#weightlossdiet #weightlossplan #dieting #fatlossjourney #nutrition#nutritiontips #fitnessjourney#dietplan #kinobody #nutritionplan #caloriecounting#countingcalories #losingweight #healthydiet#healthyweightloss #fatlosscoach #fatlossjourney #intermittentfasting #fasting #mealtiming #mealprep #mealplanning #mealplan #mealplans #mealpreplife #mealprepsunday

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Intermittent fasting, a pattern of eating where you consume your meals within a certain time frame (an eight-hour window, for example) has helped people lose weight and shed fat. Intermittent fasting is supposed to help suppress junk food cravings, boost human growth hormone, and regulate insulin levels.

But not everyone can stay on track with intermittent fasting or have found it’s helped them achieve their goals. Personal trainer Max Weber, NASM, ACE, shared six important tips to optimize your intermittent fasting and boost weight loss. His tips are:

Drink black coffee when you wake up.
Strength train.
Drink lots of water.
Eat within an eight-hour window (such as noon to 8 p.m.).
Eat two larger meals and one to two snacks.
Fast until you go to sleep (starting at about 8 p.m., and then you’ll fast through the night).
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Although Max said you can eat anything you want during your feeding window as long as it adheres to your daily calorie allotment, he recommends sticking to the 80/20 rule where you eat whole, nutrient-dense foods 80 percent of the time and indulge in treats 20 percent of the time. “It’s also important to keep in mind that intermittent fasting is not magic!” he wrote in his caption. “It works by controlling calories and is best used when fat loss is your goal and for people who don’t generally love breakfast.”

If you’re curious to give intermittent fasting a try, keep these six tips in mind. It may help you achieve your fat-loss goals once and for all!