I found a helpful infographic on mercola.com on intermittent fasting. Let me know if this helps you by leaving a comment on this blog!
I know it says you should be eating green vegetables, nuts, free range chicken. It says you should be getting your fats from the yolks and the eggs, butter, coconut oil and avocado. But come on. Let’s get real. Sometimes a girl wants a burger and fries. She wants a big bowl of pasta or a tuna sandwich with mayo and pickles on the side.. Or both. And after a few months of intermittent fasting, I was eating whatever I wanted. For those of you who already intermittent fast: did you lose fat by keeping your calorie count or by eating clean foods?
It’s important to not give up. So my priority is keeping your eating window between six and eight hours if you are new to intermittent fasting. This will give your body optimal time to burn fat slowly. So that’s why I’m a little bit more lax when it comes to the food choices. I really think you should eat what you want. As long as you are counting your calories after calculating your BMR & BMI.
But check out the infographic, and let me know what you think:
This may provide a little more structure for those of you wondering about times or foods or the benefits of intermittent fasting.
Let me know if this helps you. In the meantime, best of luck and happy fasting! Read my other blogs on intermittent fasting for more information on how to start. If you have any questions leave them as a comment and I will get back to you!