If you want to start intermediate fasting, the best and easiest way to stat intermediate fasting is with skipping breakfast. However, for this to work the previous days dinner has to be completed by 7PM, skip breakfast and have lunch by 1 PM. This will put your fasting duration at 17 hours and your body will be in fat burning state for at least 3 hours. The reason why intermediate fasting is the easiest and simplest way to start facing is because, when you have previous dinner by 7PM or 7.30 PM. By 9 AM next morning you would have already have fasted for around 13 hours. By 13th hour of fasting sugar levels would have come to low levels. However, for your body to switch to fat burning state you will need to be fasting for at least 14 hours and continue to fast till 16 to 17 hours.
Along with helping you loos weight, intermediate fasting has many health benefits, including a higher possibility of cleansing your internal organs like liver and kidney, prolonging your lifespan. However, it is advisable to keep your mind off food, especially between 9AM to 12 PM, the reason is when you think about food, your stomach produces digestive acids and this might lead to heart burn or acidity. The best way to handle this is by being busy, involved in some work so that your mind is off food, this also helps in time passing faster and the duration between 9AM to 12 pm won’t feel like eternity.
Intermediate fasting if done properly can help you could lose weight, decrease your risk of cancer, reduce blood pressure, and improve blood-sugar control. However, you can eat any amount of quantity and any food during the eating period. Drinking water or any other zero calory drink is allowed during intermediate fasting. Intermittent fasting can lead to up to 2 to 6 kilos of weight loss in a single month if done in adherence to all protocols and mindfully. However, consider age, sex, stress level, and physical activity before choosing from the different intermittent fasting methods.