Intermittent Fasting is a big topic in the fitness industry.
Rightly so, as it’s such a useful tool in helping with Lifestyle Restructuring.
Eating most of your calories during the evening is great, as it allows us to enjoy ourselves at social events, and most people tend to comfort eat during the evening. Generally speaking, no one gives a shit about breakfast 🙂
Intermittent Fasting is what helps to underpin diet adherence, for those of us with larger appetites. So is helps with approximately 80% of our total body composition results as explained before.
Some helpful strategies within Intermittent Fasting include:
- Coffee – I think you’re missing out if you don’t have morning coffee. Great for appetite suppression, an energy boost during the most productive part of the day, and also tastes nice!
- Fruit – I tend to have fruit at lunch time. This satisfies the sweet tooth before it becomes too strong and tempts me into other less advantageous foods.
- Water – Lots of water drank with each meal. This will fill out your stomach more than it would have done otherwise, leaving you feel rather satisfied.
- Diet drinks – I’m a little more cautious here, as generally speaking they’re not a great idea. But, they can be very useful when used during temporarily difficult times. So, when you’re getting very lean and just have one more week to take it to the next level before a diet break, for example, I have no problem with having a bottle of coke zero per day. Just don’t get into the habit of doing this in the long run.
- Relaxation Sundays – Leaving you to eat & drink more or less what you want on Sundays, (keeping it mainly clean and not getting hammered), will renew your motivation and leave you feeling very satisfied.
The key to any diet, is of course to make it as enjoyable as possible. But realistically, once you get very lean it will get tricky. Then appetite manipulation methods will have to be implemented more and more.