Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting is gaining in popularity lately. If you haven't heard of it before it's basically alternating between periods of fasting and feasting (aka eating for those that don't like alliteration). The Daily Burn article that I linked to above gives details on the common types. I generally do a mix of two of them.


Fast for 14 (women) to 16 (men) hours each day, and then “feed” for the remaining six to eight hours. During the fasting period, you consume no calories, though black coffee, calorie-free sweeteners, diet soda and sugar-free gum are permitted.

Eat Stop Eat

Fast for 24 hours once or twice per week. During the 24 hour fast, which creator Brad Pilon prefers to call a “24 break from eating,” no food is consumed, but you can drink calorie-free beverages. After the fast is over, you then go back to eating normally.

What this looks like for me is actually pretty simple. I'll skip breakfast two to three times per week and do a twenty-four hour fast every two to four weeks. You can follow one of the programs or create your own like I did, either way you should give it a try.

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