The 16:8 Intermittent Fasting Program at Fastwell means limiting the amount of time you eat during the day. The most common schedule is to eat for eight hours and fast for sixteen. For example, you may skip breakfast and have your first meal at noon and your last meal at 8 PM. You can adjust the time window as you see fit, but it usually means skipping at least one meal a day or bunching your meals and snacks closer together to maximize the amount of time your body goes without food during the day.
This fast plan is perfect for those that want to lose weight and improve their metabolism. Shortening the window of eating can help you keep the weight off by limiting the number of calories you consume during the day. Not eating for as many hours can also help boost your metabolism.
Learn more about the 16:8 fast and how it can help you reach your health goals.
For this fasting plan, you will need to fast for at least 16 hours a day. You can create your own form of intermittent fasting based on your unique schedule. Try to plan out your meals and the window of eating based on your to-do list. If you work from 9 AM to 5 PM, you can either skip breakfast and wait until lunch to start eating or eat an early dinner to shorten the eating window.
At Fastwell, we sell a range of supplements to help you get through the day. You can use our Wellness Shake to minimize intermittent fasting hunger. Enjoy a glass with the last meal of the day to stay full longer. You can also use our Premium Electrolytes and Pre-Workout Drink to give yourself a boost throughout the day. It’s a great way to reduce calorie intake without depleting your energy, so you can still exercise and get things done.
You don’t have to stick to the same schedule when it comes to 16-hour fasts. Feel free to adjust the eating window based on what works for you. The point of fasting is to lose weight, not to disrupt your everyday schedule. Life keeps moving, so make sure you still have enough energy to get through the day. It may take some getting used to, but your body should adjust after the first week or so. You may find yourself not getting as hungry in the mornings as you continue skipping breakfast.
The effects of intermittent fasting tend to vary from person to person. It also depends on how much you eat during the 8-hour window. Try to stick to lean sources of protein, complex carbohydrates, and other healthy options to experience the true benefits of 16:8 fasting.
Overall, this fast plan should help you lose weight. Limiting the eating window gives your body more time to get rid of excess body fat. If you are constantly eating throughout the day, your body will continue to eat the food you provide, not the fat that is already on your body.
Studies also show that this fasting schedule can help boost your metabolism. Our metabolism tends to be healthier at the beginning of the day when our bodies need food. The later it gets, the less your body is able to digest food. That’s why eating a lot at night or right before you go to bed often leads to weight gain. With the 16:8 fast, your body will learn to burn through calories faster than it would normally. Your body will crave food after 16 hours of fasting, making each meal all the more satisfying.
16:8 fasting can also help lower your blood pressure, especially if you stick to vegetables and low-fat protein, while staying away from trans fats and foods that are high in cholesterol.
It’s important to note that 16:8 fasting is not designed for autophagy, which is a way of removing dead or toxic cells from the body. Health experts agree that autophagy requires at least 24 hours of fasting. The 16:8 fast is for those looking to lose weight, not those looking to recycle the cellular make-up of their bodies. We do offer several programs that are geared towards autophagy if that is your goal. Please visit our other fasting programs for more information.
The 16:8 fasting schedule is also much more forgiving than some other diet plans. For starters, you get to eat every day! That alone is a cause for celebration. If you have trouble going without food, you won’t have to wait as long for your next meal, making this program the ideal choice for those that are new to fasting.
The team at Fastwell is here to help you get started with 16:8 intermittent fasting. We have the products and meal supplements you need to succeed with this program. Use our website to learn more about the benefits of fasting and get access to pro tips for seeing your goals through to the very end. We also have customer service professionals standing by to answer your questions. Give us a call or send us an email to learn more.
You shouldn’t have to go it alone when it comes to dieting and nutrition. Join the Fastwell team today to reach your weight loss goals and discover a healthier you. Visit our website to more about this fasting program.