Hi my lovely people!…
Today I will be talking about the diet that I’ve discovered recently. I have been married for about 10 months now and I have been completely slacking off on my diet and working out for all this time. As I am a Pakistani, and marrying as a Pakistani means family treats and attending loads of congratulating dinners from all the family and friends from all over, and as a newly wed you are in the happy bubble and you just try to avoid all the negativity, specially no food life. I mean, who wants to think about healthy eating when you are living your best time.
But as the days are getting more subtle and the reality is hitting me I have been noticing all the bad eating habits I’ve adapted in all those months and now that I have acknowledged all of it I think it’s the time I start doing something about it.
So while googling about all the diets and natural ways to get leaner without diet and working out I came across this new diet known as INTERMITTENT FASTING or IF.
So what is IF???
basically this diet includes you fasting for 16 hours and eat for the other 8 everyday. you can fix yourself a time which is suitable for you to eat and then fast. luckily 16 hours also include the sleeping hours so you can fast during the night which makes it a lot much easier to fast during the longer hours.
I have done fasting my entire life as a part of my culture so it seemed a pretty easy task to me. But turns out, it’s not that fun. you do need to practice a lot of self-control and workout is also needed in order to attain your required results. it certainly is not one of the easiest things but I have been practicing it for almost 2 weeks and trust me the difference is noticeable.
According to the webpages and from everywhere I have read, it says that you are allowed to eat whatever you want during the 8 hour food period but I don’t see that being the case with me.
I had to restrict my food and workout a lot and then see the difference. I must say the results are slow and steady. It works, Yes. but you have to stay patient and work with your body to see the change. if you want to lose weight quicker, this diet won’t work for you.
you are allowed to drink water and a lot of water during the day plus Black coffee or green tea which helps boost the metabolism to burn fat. you can restrict your fasting period from 500 to 700 calories during your “fasting hours”. so you can eat some fruits or dry fruits as a snack to support you during the day and until your food window period starts.
What do I do?
- I eat from 12 AM to 7 PM and then the rest of the day si my fasting hours.
- I drink 3 to 4 L of water everyday.
- an hour before leaving for gym, I have a cup of black coffee to kickstart my system t burn more fat and help gain more muscles.
- I do HIIT workout for almost 30 to 40 minutes, which increases my pulse causing me to burn and tone all at the same time.
- Around 5 PM, I have a cup of green tea which helps eliminate all the toxins from my body and it gets you leaner.
- I walk around the house or go down to walk as much as I can during the day.
I loved this diet and it surely works. this diet melts away the fat and makes you feel really good not just because of losing weight but during the fasting hours your body gets the good hormones increasing on its own which results in better skin and much better mood. in all these 2 and a half week I have lost almost 3 kg completely and the good part is that the weight does not just get put on with you eating for one day. your body loses that fat as long as you keep yourself up for it.
There is no miracle happening without you working for it. So try this diet, it totally works. I will keep you guys updated along theway.
Till then keep your eye liner winged and enjoy.
Take care loves.
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