Do you relapse and lose track when Intermittent Fasting? Its totally fine, here’s why

Back when I had just started intermittent fasting, the biggest mistake I made was drowning myself in guilt after I missed out a day or when things simply just didn’t go according to plan.

No doubt you will be faced with the greatest temptations and there is absolutely nothing wrong if you give in sometimes. A juicy steak will take advantage of you or even a random night out with friends or even a quiet dinner out with your lovely wife.

Guess what I’m saying is its fine to default when you have an intermittent fasting plan, in fact you are being human.

Over the past 3 months, I have achieved the best weight loss results in 3 years and its all because of intermittent fasting.

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I would be lying if I said that I’ve never defaulted at all. Truth is I have defaulted several times, even as I write this, I was out for a movie last with ma Mrs and I got myself a large popcorn plus a medium Pepsi.

Do I feel guilty, yes a little bit. That feeling is always going to be there but I’ve also been practicing some self-chat to help me face such times.

The trick is learning how to program your brain to suppress such feelings.

So what you’ve eaten when you are not supposed to.

  • I refuse to let the number on the weighing scale get to me.
  • I’m only human. Humans don’t usually do well with rules so I live the no-rule intermittent lifestyle. Fact of the matter is that you’ve most likely eaten less and you are still in a calorie deficit. A simple 15 ounce box of popcorn won’t do you any harm.
  • Enjoy the process. You’re not a robot and for that matter, don’t think about this as rules.
  • It shouldn’t feel like a punishment. The moment you start feeling like its a puniishment, you need to change your thoughts and attittude towards intermittent fasting.

Guess what I’m trying to say is that you are human and you need to have a life. Now that you have intermittent fasting, use it to achieve your health targets. Its totally flexible and you can customise your intermittent fasting lifestyle according to the goals you want to achieve. It could be losing weight, gaining weight (High growth hormones), maintaining weight, correcting your insulin sensitivity…

But (and that’s a big BUT), whatever you do, make sure you stay within your calorie requirements.

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