So you have been trying to fulfill your New Year’s Day resolution to lose weight. But it is not working. Or not working fast enough. If you are ready to try the nuclear option, read Intermittent Fasting for Women (because you don’t really have to be a woman to use it).
The benefits of fasting have been well-documented. Fasting leads to:
- Weight loss
- Anti-aging effects
- Diabetes prevention, management, or even reversal
- Other disease prevention including of cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart issues, and chronic inflammation
Don’t worry if just thinking about fasting is making you hungry! There are three ways to fast these days. Here they are in order of most difficult to easiest:
- Extending fasting of less than 25% of required calories for more than 48 hours up to one week
- Weekly fasting of no more than 25% of required calories for two days out of seven
- Time-restricted fasting where eating is not restricted in amount but instead in the hours it may be eaten (typically eight to fourteen hours per day)
You can start with the easiest and then either add or switch to the other two plans.
Intermittent Fasting for Women gives more details about all of these plans including meal plans. There is also advice about who should not fast, how to end a fast, and additional details about the impact of fasting on a human body.
If you want to give fasting a try, this book can help you be successful. 5 stars!
Thanks to Rockridge Press and Callisto for a copy in exchange for my honest review.