And, What Intermittent Fasting is it NOT
Welcome to my Peak Performance Intermittent Fasting “Fast Start“ Checklist resource series.
My goal is to provide you with information, tools, and concepts you can research to get all of your questions answered.
How much time money and energy have you already invested into various diets, supplements, jungle juice, powdered this, powdered that, liquid this, liquid that, and not experienced the results you were promised?
In this guide I’m going to give you a simple way to start, track, sustain, and ultimately figure yourself out for your best intermittent fasting regimen.
Today, let’s cover a simple answer to:
What Is Intermittent Fasting? And, What is it NOT?
Fasting is a method of eating and living that has the potential to improve your overall health, functionality and longevity.
It is NOT starvation; it is not a diet.
It’s free, it’s flexible, and it’s sustainable. You can do it anywhere, with no advanced planning, other than getting your mind straight. This is important to take note of. There is a difference between feeling hungry and HANGRY, and you know the difference.
We program our body habitually. We program it to need caffeine. To eat at specific times. Marketing has programmed us to believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and do you know where that came from?
The Kellogg’s cereal brand. Over time, as it was repeated in commercials and marketing, the public began to believe it as fact. Do your own deep research and find where this has ever actually been proven.
Oh, Kellogg's wants you to believe it is - Straight from the Kellogg's Blog About Breakfast.
So mindset is critical to get past the beginning phases of Intermittent Fasting.
When you feel hungry, drink 8 ounces of water. Wait 30 minutes.
When you feel hangry - like you are at your breaking point - EAT. No matter what the clock says.
Intermittent fasting is about WHEN you eat and not what you eat. You will learn over time, depending on your goals, that what you eat DOES matter. And, that is for another time!