How to do Intermittent Fasting

There are a few approaches to Intermittent Fasting. It’s important to try them out and see what works best for your lifestyle.

  1. The meal approach, where you skip 1 or 2 meals. I like this approach as it’s usually easier to skip either breakfast or dinner.

  2. The clock approach, where you eat inside an eating window, such as the 16:8. Here you fast for 16 hours and eat in an 8-hour window. This is a very popular approach and can work in most lifestyles. I did this for years eating from 12 – 8 pm but you can choose any 8-hour window that works for you.

  3. The alternate-day fasting approach, where you alternate days of no-fasting and fasting (500kcal/day). This method is typically used when long-term intermittent fasters hit a plateau.

You can alternate with any of the approaches above. You can change styles and times from day to day. Just find what works for you, your schedule, your social obligations and make minor tweaks to fit.

If you need more help and support on starting out or maximizing your fast, contact me for an Intermittent Fasting consultation.


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