5 reasons why intermittent fasting hasn’t worked for you

It can be frustrating when you know you’ve given it your all but the weighing scale stays the same. I know because I went through the same struggle when trying to lose weight.

Intermittent fasting can easily be written off as just another gimmick IF practiced the wrong way. For instance, you’ll find that the first 2 weeks will be extremely hard, you’ll find yourself extremely hungry and weak with some headaches too…

Sure you can put up with that but what happens if you happen not to lose any weight or just lose 2 pounds? You’ll start wondering if intermittent fasting is really worth it. This will leave you questioning if this is the kind of lifestyle you are going to live for the rest of your life. Not really ideal, right?

Believe it or not, intermittent fasting has proven to be the most effective way to keep off the weight.  For a person who easily puts on weight, I’ve found it to be the best way to maintain my desired body weight too.

And for the most part, I don’t have to live in agony every single day.

Here’s 5 reasons why intermittent fasting hasn’t worked for you and ways you can go about it.

  1. Morning routine.First step is to make intermittent fasting part of your life.
  2. You beat yourself up way too much.Its OK to relapse, here’s how to get back on track
  3. You can only rely on will power for so long, instead work on __________ for long term results.
  4. Lack of enough exercise, say what?I know. It can take 4 weeks or even 2 months to see solid intermittent fasting results. Why is that so?
    Its pretty easy, when you fast, you will notice a change in body weight especially in the morning. This is due to water weight and typically going to the toilet. You’ll definitely be lighter but, all this weight will be regained later on in the evening. In the long run, you’ll drop weight and consistently too but why not speed up the process. Apply what I call the ‘gasoline effect’. What happens if there is a fire and you throw more gasoline to it?
    A bigger flame! In this case, intermittent fasting is your fire while exercise is your gasoline.
  5. Patience.
    Think of intermittent fasting as a marathon, not a sprint. Majority of people I know have had to quit intermittent fasting after 2 weeks simply because its excruciatingly hard on not just the body but the mind a well.
    You need to think about this a long term strategy and above all, a lifestyle. Think of it as a way of life.For some people, this is just a way of losing weight and eventually go back to their  old feeding habits. That’s not how this lifestyle works.

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