Top 10 Tips to Manage Weight Series (3 of 10)
It is pretty safe to say, most adults have tried some sort of diet right? Why do the majority fail to stick to their plan…much less reach their goals?
A number of reasons really!
Food tastes too good. Calories add up way too easily. Snacking helps us temporarily forget our emotions. Another glass of wine or beer…yes, please! We eat morning through the night. “Dieting” is just too damn hard, too inconvenient.
How about a daily eating plan that helps you manage your weight while allowing you to enjoy the foods you like, limiting your caloric intake without counting calories, and is more convenient than you could possibly imagine?
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
Of course, it does…unless you are already familiar with Intermittent Fasting and/or Time-Restricted Feeding that is.
Use Intermittent Fasting to Manage Your Weight
We can almost guarantee you have heard or been told, up to this point, that you needed to eat 5-8 smaller meals and snacks throughout the day.
You knew you needed to eat something as soon as you woke. You also knew you needed to eat something every 2-3 waking hours.
If you failed to do this, your metabolism would slow, the weight would creep up, your energy levels would go up and down, and your body would store excess macronutrients as fat.
Guess what…science has now proven quite the opposite!
A properly planned Intermittent Fasting protocol, such as the 16:8 method will actually do wonders for not just your ability to manage your weight, but also increase energy levels and focus while improving your overall health.
Meals Naturally Become Smaller
IF, or time-restricted feeding, allows you to minimize your caloric intake simply by shortening your “feeding” window.
It’s really simple to understand. The longer the period of time you allow yourself to eat throughout the course of the day, the more likely you are to have your calorie count creep up.
The shorter your “feeding” window, (the period of time you ingest calories during the day), the less you CAN actually eat.
No “calorie counting” needed in order to shrink the calorie count.
Just about anyone can agree, snacking over the course of 12-16 hours allows for more feedings, more food, and thus greater caloric intake.
If, however, you are limited to 6-8 hours in which you can eat, it goes without saying, one simply cannot take in the same amount of food, and thus, the same amount of calories.
Obviously, common sense means, you cannot go off the rails and start eating or drinking anything and everything you want just because you limit your feeding window. But all things being equal, the ability to intake and digest food would be minimized if the “feeding” window is minimized.
Eating Becomes Convenient
Dieting is inconvenient for most. Plain and simple.
Counting calories, prepping food, etc. It can become an unwanted chore very quickly, thus leading to more people saying “hell no”, I can’t and don’t want to do this short-term, much less long-term.
When you add the near-constant “feeding” that comes with the smaller, more frequent meals, day in, day out, it is easy to see how much time goes into “diet” alone.
Intermittent Fasting stops this issue, dead in its tracks.
Imagine this for just a second…
Waking in the morning and not needing to worry about eating something right away. How about not dealing with prepping a bunch of meals and snacks for the day. Going through your first few hours of the day with no concern about food intake. Take your BoostMode and enjoy coffee, tea, and water as you go. Then having your first meal at lunchtime, maybe a snack, and a second meal at dinnertime and you’re done for the day!
Even better, imagine this ultra-convenient scenario making you look, feel, and perform a whole lot better too.
Managing your weight has never been more convenient! We guarantee that.
Manage Your Weight with Ease
If you can get past your initial fear of “fasting“, then implement a simple plan to get through your time-restricted feeding protocol, we are all but certain you will be truly amazed at the results.
We feel strongly that intermittent fasting is, and will be, the most profound health and wellness “find” most of us will see in our lifetimes.
If you are ready to give it a go, here are some Simple Steps to Start Intermittent Fasting!
Stay tuned to see what comes next in this series!
You only have one life to live, one body to live it in, so take care of it. Progress, not perfection. Good, better, best with your food intake and some form of movement daily. Get your nutritional foundation from food, supplement where necessary, and drink plenty of water. We are here to help so feel free to drop us comments or questions as often as you’d like and always consult your physician before making any changes to your diet or exercise regiment.
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