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Women and Intermittent Fasting: 7 Variations for Successful

Women and intermittent fasting is gaining popularity fast. Woman that are doing intermittent fasting have claimed that this method causes weight or fat loss.

Many women have said these programs have improved things for them like their:

1. self-image

2.  look

3. feeling better

As you start your fasting, you should watch you’re eating schedule closely, since this is a scheduled time of eating program. The following are some of the variations for for women and Intermittent Fasting.

Women and Intermittent Fasting-Start With the 16 Hours of IF called Lean gains

For women and intermittent fasting the 16-hour break before the next meal has worked well. This is because the only meal that is skipped is normally breakfast.

This means if you have your food at 8:00 pm the next meal should be at 12 noon the next day. This is the best way to start because it is the easiest and it helps you to normalize the feeling of hunger.

Those who find it hard to skip breakfast can drink non-caloric beverages. The beverage that seems to help most people is coffee or green tea. That should be no surprise because coffee and teas are known to be an appetite suppressant, and should reduce hunger.

During the eating window, obviously eat healthy food. At first it’s more important not to over eat till you get used to the feeling. After a while of IF if you are unsatisfied with your results, then tweak you’re eating.

When talking about women and intermittent fasting or anyone just starting, The 16-8 is the program for you. Once you are done eating at 5, 6,7 in the evening or whatever you decide. Go as long as you can before breaking your fast.

Maybe it’s 9 in the morning or 10. Whatever it is try to go a little longer the next day. Maybe you’ll make it to 11 or 12. So, if your last meal was at 6 in the evening than if you go till 10 am you’ve made you’re 16 hours.

Two Days Fasting in a Week

Women and intermittent fasting also gives provisions for women to have 2 days of fasting and 5 days of healthy eating. On the fasting days, a woman can eat around 400 calories.

As you can imagine you’re not going to eat anything but green stuff to keep your calorie intake under 400 calories.

The Whole Day Fasting in a Week

This is also another important approach to fasting. It requires you to skip dinner until the next dinner and go the whole 24 hours without any solid food. For women and intermittent fasting this is difficult, as you can imagine it’s hard for anyone.

Beware, not to gorge yourself at the end of the fast, which is easy to do, therefore defeating the whole purpose of the fast. It may take you time to figure out what is too much.

To get your best results, have the first meal after your fast already made and try not to eat more than that.

Alternating the Days of Fasting

This method includes the whole day of fasting or having some calories. This program is highly recommended as it is very sustainable. It is by far the best approach for women and intermittent fasting.

The Warrior Program

For as long as you can manage, this is a great program. It requires you to fast the whole day and then have your food during the evening.

During the day, you can have some fruits and vegetables while in the evening you serve a balanced meal. This program I can do but not in the evening. If I eat, especially a lot at night I will not sleep and I love my sleep.

So, I do this program but I must quit eating around 4 to 6 in the evening. See how easy it is to adjust. This is one of the programs that works well for women and intermittent fasting.

Convenient Fasting

When looking at women and intermittent fasting some women are critical of when they eat and cannot afford to fast when it is not convenient. This approach allows you to skip meals from time to time for as long as it is convenient for you. This may be the time when you are not hungry or you are too busy to set up the table and eat.

Skipping one or two meals is just enough for a day. Just be sure to have a healthy meal when it is eating time. Let me warn you that this is one of the programs that has the least success rate.

Conclusion

IF (Intermittent Fasting) is a great way to lose weight but I think people are so focused on the weight loss that they do not think about the health benefits. It is true that there are more benefits for men than women but the benefits are there for the women also. Some of these benefits are:

Loss of fat or weight

Lowered cholesterol

Lowered chances of type 2 diabetes. Some have claimed to gotten rid   of diabetes.

Lowered chances of heart disease.

Insulin resistance lowered, that is huge.

Lowered chances of cancer.

Science backs this up?

 

Think about this? When you eat all the time, like how a lot of us do and some health gurus tell you to eat 6 or 7 times a day. What never gets a break? Your digestive system. Your digestive system is not like your heart or your lungs, it needs a break!

Why you ask?

When your digestive system is on a break it gives your body time to repair things that are not right like, free radicals that are running about hurting you internally. Causing things like:

  1. Cancer
  2. High blood pressure
  3. Cholesterol

Give your digestive system a break.

This is common sense. So, use your brain and think it out and act. These programs are so easy to put into action and there easy to change and tweak to fit anyone’s lifestyle. There is no excuse not to do it.