Why Can’t I Adapt To Intermittent Fasting? 3 Ways To Cure Your Rumbling Stomach
A big problem a lot of guys face when beginning the Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle is that they are hungry in the mornings.
Their stomach’s rumble.
They can’t stop thinking about food.
They’re in lectures, or in the office, or sitting in the car and the grumbling stomach is all they have to occupy their minds.
It’s a pain in the ass.
Now, whilst a lot of dieting advice, especially on Twitter would be “Just push through it!” or something along those lines (which I partially agree with), there are always ways to make life easier, and in making life easier, you make dieting more sustainable.
Adapting To The Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle
I literally never have this problem, so it’s proof (at least to me) that it’s merely a teething problem, and you will get over it eventually.
But I have several solutions to this temporary problem to make life easier for you.
You can’t do Intermittent Fasting 3-4 days of the week, but not the other days. You can’t just do it when it suits you. You’ve gotta be at this every day to have any hope of sticking to it.
Think about it: three days of the week you’re still having your typical large breakfast, your stomach is full (and energy levels lower!), and you’re satisfied overall.
But then you keep disrupting this by fasting every other day.
Is your body ever going to adjust to either one?
One day it will be full and satisfied. The next it will be empty and looking around thinking “WTF’s going on?!”
Nothing new here, but I don’t care.
Coffee is the number one way to blunt hunger and make your life easier during a fast. And increase focus. And help with energy levels. And increase your metabolism. etc.
So many benefits.
Again though, you must be consistent with this and do this every day, otherwise you’re just delaying the adaptation process.
Have A Fruit Snack Around 9-11am
If you’re already drinking coffee consistently every day and still struggling to adapt to your new eating regimen, then a good idea is to have a very small, yet highly satiating snack mid-morning.
This will really help to bridge the gap until your first proper meal, and will keep the hunger at bay.
It’s important to note that you must be having coffee first.
As you get leaner, things get harder, not easier. So by not drinking coffee, your only line of defence against morning hunger becomes your snack. You’ll end up needing larger and larger snacks whilst simultaneously needing fewer and fewer calories to continue to lose fat.
So here’s a few helpful examples:
And they’re all low calorie whilst simultaneously being micro-nutrient dense, high fiber and filling.
I personally have a fruit snack around 12pm these days, but if you’re currently transitioning into Intermittent Fasting and struggling, feel free to bring this forward a couple of hours.
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