The Ultimate Guide To Intermittent Fasting Plan For Weight Loss During Lockdown

The Ultimate Guide To Intermittent Fasting Plan For Weight Loss During Lockdown

Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting to lose weight

Fasting Plan For Weight Loss During Lockdown

Being in this lockdown period, staying at our homes, no movement, no physical activity because of lack of gym equipment at our homes, can result in tremendous weight gain and increased body fat which can affect our mental health too.

If you are one of them and want to lose weight in lockdown and stay fit without increasing your activity level.

Don’t worry!

I will guide you.

To make you stay fit in this lockdown, you have to reduce your calorie intake and burn your fat by the Intermittent Fasting method.

Fasting is one of the most powerful, and natural healing solution ever.

It is not the same as starvation. It is the controlled voluntary abstinence of food for different reasons.

What is Intermittent Fasting?

      INTERMITTENT FASTING is not a diet plan but an eating pattern in which there is a window where you can eat & there is a window where you have to fast.

There are a lot of versions of Intermittent Fasting but the most common & practiced one is 16-8 method.

Intermittent fasting 16/8 Method

Intermittent fasting 16/8 method

In this method, there is 16 hours period of fasting where you should not consume any food except water/green tea/black coffee without sugar.

Then an 8-hour window where you have to eat, in these 8 hours you have to finish your breakfast, lunch, & dinner.

The 8-hour window could be from:-

8 hour feed

  • 9 am to 5 pm
  • 12 noon to 8 pm night
  • 2 pm to 10 pm as per your convenience.

Benefits of intermittent fasting (Results)

Benefits of Intermittent fasting

1:-  Helps in losing weight-

The very first benefit of Intermittent fasting is weight lose for sure.

2:- Drops insulin level-

        Fasting for about 16 hours, your body starts utilizing your fat cells for energy.

3:- Improves heart health

Intermittent fasting helps in improving health of our heart. A proper diet in a systematic way always work as a benefit for our heart.

4:- Increase Human Growth Hormone

        Intermittent Fasting increases human growth hormone 5 times which results in increase metabolism & higher the metabolism, faster will be the fat loss process.

5:- Increase the cellular  repair process

The removal of waste from the cells is increased.

6:- May prevent cancer

It may also help in preventing cancer.

   There are a lot of positive hormonal changes that are taking place in intermitting fasting.

Disadvantage

1:- Preparing the body for fasting up to 8hours. It can be difficult for some people to get adapt to it.

2:- Black coffee can be harmful in the long ran if over consumed during the fasting period.

3:- Some people generally get obsessed with food. For 16 hours of the fasting period, some people tend to think about food all the time.

4:- Lack of sleep due to a high intake of black coffee or hunger.

5:- People tend to overeat during 8hour of eating period to avoid hunger.

How to eat

  • Break your fast with fruits.
  • In 8hours of eating window, you can have 3-4 meals.
  • Meals should be high in protein, well balanced with complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins & minerals.

             The best of all medicine is resting (freedom from stress, relaxation) & fasting (cleanse the system).     

                   

How much weight can you lose in a month with intermittent fasting ?

Losing weight in a month with Intermittent fasting totally depends on you.

It depends on how much you are willing to lose weight and how dedicately are you following this 16/8 method.

Despite of these things,if you go scientifically it depends on person to person body,there metabolism,insulin levels and there hormones.

The bottom line

Intermittent fasting is a completely safe way of eating.

It can keep you away from the disease like:-

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Cancer

If you are able to practice it for the long term, then go for it because there is no point in doing it for 2 weeks, your weight will drop & then return back to the same point.

Do what you enjoy & fits in your lifestyle.

Written by- Manshi Rana

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