How I do IF (Intermittent Fasting)
There are so many ways to do intermittent fasting, it can be very confusing and overwhelming. That is why I have decided to share openly with y’all how I fast. if yall don’t know what IF is check out my blog on intermittent fasting first. These 10 tips I do have helped me tremendously to lean out and lose fat.
1.) I only eat lunch & dinner
- Since I only eat 2 meals, I make sure they are big sized meals. Personally, I will intake roughly 700-800 calories for breakfast and for dinner 600-700 calories. I have become accustomed to only eating lunch and dinner and it has been working amazing. I am currently “cutting” which means I am reducing my calories, but only by 10%.
2.) I count my macros daily
I make sure I get plenty of protein, carbs and healthy fats. Because I do weight train 6 days a week,I must make sure I am building muscle vs. losing muscle correctly.
3.) I do NOT snack at all in between meals.
4.) I space my meals out for 6-7 hours, so my food has time to digest or for dinner I will wait until I am hungry.
5.) I weight train 3-4 hours after my lunch.
- This is cruel for me because I need energy in order to lift weights and complete my workouts. Although once a week I do weight training fasted. Meaning I will weight train without any food or pre-workout. This is just a personal preference for me because I weight train better with food in my system.
6.) I drink LOTS of water (2-3 liters) to stay hydrated and to help me not snack or overeat.
7.) I take my daily vitamins and greens to help fuel my body.
8.) I make sure I get my sleep (7-8) hours so I am not tired or fatigued and so I won’t crave bad food.
9.) I meal prep veggies/meats.
- I will do this 1-2 times a week (just depending on how busy I am) so I have healthy, delicious and nutritious available to me when I am ready to eat.
10.) I drink caffeine/tea.
- 1 cup of green tea in the morning to help fuelme and give me energy and 1 cup of black coffee (no sugar or cream) with my breakfastto help my appetite and mood (and its delicious).
I hope these 10 things can help you like they have helped me stay on track and meeting my healthy lifestyle.
Keep in mind, everyone is different. For some people they need 3 meals in their non-fasting window and its fine go ahead and eat 3 meals! But for me personally I just like 2 bigger meals. Also I do weight train 5-6 days a week so I need more fuel and higher macros than usual so you just have to figure out what works best for you.
Ps: If y’all would like me to share my personal macros/calorie intake for training and non-training days, please let me know!
Here are a couple of more videos/links if y’all re wondering more about IF