Some of you have never done IF before. Some of you are experts. If you’ve never done it before and you like to give it a try, here are some helpful tips for your first fast:
I like the idea of eating a protein, preferably lean, such as tilapia or chicken breast, with greens at night. And when I say greens, I mean a lot of greens. Eat a cup or two. This will fill you up with nutrients and it is very low in calories. But any protein with vegetable is an optimal food for weight loss at night. Sometimes I love a steak with potatoes, or fish with a huge green salad or chicken with sauteed vegetables like asparagus, peppers or mushrooms.
Here are some good ideas for dinner. Here we have a beef tenderloin with lightly sautéed spinach seasoned with the sodium free Mrs. Dash:
Chicken with broccoli fills you up and keeps you trim:
Tilapia with green beans is fast, low in fat and high in protein:
Steak with sautéed mushrooms is delicious and a great post workout dinner:
I also like the idea that removing the option of eating (at night) gives you the perfect opportunity to take a yoga class or go for a walk with someone you want to connect with. Maybe you can start reading that book you meant to get into. Maybe it’s time to start meditating or sorting that annoying pile of papers on the kitchen table.
During the night, when you are in your fasting window and not meant to eat anything with calories, make a soothing cup of green tea or herbal tea instead of water. In the mornings after I wake up I generally drink some matcha green tea since it doesn’t have calories. This feels great to my body. My brain feels more clear, sharp.
Do you agree with the tips above? Let me know. Leave me a comment or question and I’ll reply!