What I have learned from my intermittent fasting journey so far…

A few tips for staying the course

  • Cutting back on alcohol and drinking only on special occasions and dining out with family or friends is better on my waistline, and probably overall better for me.
  • Eliminating snacking between meals not only greatly reduces the number of calories consumed, but it makes one more aware of how often mindless eating occurs.
  • Once dinner is done, no more eating until the next morning. I try to go 12 hours before I have my mocha and then my first meal is lunch and that is usually between 12-1 p.m.
  • Add some sort of exercise routine to your day. It doesn’t have to be intense, but any movement is better than no movement and you will feel better. I added yoga to my daily routine and it is toning me.
  • Stick to whole, plant-based foods when you can. If you are a meat eater, try eliminating one meal a day with a plant-based meal.
  • Hydrate – drink lots of water or black tea and coffee when water just isn’t cutting it. Drinking water or other no sugar added beverages helps when the hunger is setting in but it’s not mealtime or you are just wanting to nibble for no reason.

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