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Don’t worry! It’s not as extreme as it may sound. For those of you who are familiar with religious fasting, this method of fitness may appear perplexing, but the intermittent fasting period takes place when you are asleep! The only time you’re actively fasting is a few hours after you wake up. This form of restriction is a great way to get leaner and lose body fat. You’re not fueling your cells, so the minute you begin to eat again those blood cells are strengthened. Another benefit is that the rate at which you generate new blood cells increases. Here are a few tips to get started!
The trick is to not eat for 12-16 hours. After you wake up, extend your fast until the afternoon or midafternoon. For example, if you wake up at 8 AM every morning, restrain yourself from having a meal until 12 or 1 PM, depending on what you can endure. Then you can enjoy your meals and snack on nutritious treats until 10 PM.
You’re Not Skipping Breakfast (technically)
You can have your coffee and tea. The key is to not have a meal.
The best way to kick in the fat loss is to work out. Try and schedule your routine after you’ve had that morning cup of coffee. By the time you finish, you’ll have those endorphins to keep you going until its time for your first meal. It is crucial to partake in physical activities for this lifestyle.
Plan your meals. Luckily, with this routine you can have larger meals. Keep in mind, in order to lose fat, there has to be a caloric deficit in your diet. Having your meals ready can keep you on track and increase your motivation to keep moving forward.
Try this routine for at least a week. You’re bound notice subtle changes in your energy levels and endurance.