Intermittent fasting and Keto
What is intermittent fasting? People constantly ask me if I am doing IF (as it’s popularly known) along with Keto. It only made sense to do a video talking about it. In a nutshell you eat nothing for part of the day and you create an eating window within which you eat. For example, you will eat food only between 2pm and 10pm and nothing before or after, you effectively skip breakfast. This makes it a 16 hour fast and an 8 hour eating window. You can increase this fasting duration or even decrease it, minimum is 12 hours and of course you can go up to 23 hours but that’s effectively switching over to OMAD (one meal a day).
If you are new to IF I would recommend starting with 12 hours and slowly building up to 16 hours week after week as it might be tough for someone who is used to eating 3 meals a day. I would also recommend not stuffing your face when you break your fast. It’s still important to not over eat or eat too much food, it can definitely be a reason you don’t see results. Finally IF works irrespective of whether you are on Keto. In all honesty it does to some extent help you eat a calorie deficit and more efficiently burn fat as well. Once again, like with anything to do with weight loss and fitness, it’s all about YOU and how much effort you put in and how disciplined you are.
My Keto 101 Series
I have a series of videos to answer your Keto questions. Check them out if you haven’t already.
- How to calculate your Keto macros
- How to log your calories and macros using myfitnesspal (MFP)
- What foods can I eat on the Keto diet?
- How to log your custom foods and recipes in MFP
- 5 Reasons you are not losing weight on the Keto diet
- What is Ketosis and what is the Keto diet?