When I went back to college in the fall during my senior year, I had managed to lose nearly 30 pounds over the summer. It was an incredible achievement and one that I always consider one of the best things that I did for myself. I managed to lose all that weight by cutting calories during each day of the week, while I was also fasting for 24 hours during one of those days. Here is how I lost weight through 24 hour intermittent fasting.
Fasting For 24 Hours
The idea behind intermittent fasting is that you will cut all calories from your day during specific hours. One of the ways that you can attempt intermittent fasting is to not eat anything or have any drinks that have calories or fake sugar. It means that you will only be drinking water, coffee and tea, so long as you add nothing to those beverages. During those 24 hours, you are completely fasting to attempt to lose weight.
Why did it help me so much? Because engaging in this method of intermittent fasting has a massive impact on your metabolism. As you are shocking your body through this regular fasting, you are increasing your metabolism in a big way. The result is that you are burning a lot more calories during each day of the week, especially if you are exercising as well.
The key with this method is that you are not attempting too much. It is only 24 hours in a week. For instance, you finish dinner on Monday night a 9pm. Now you will eat nothing until 9pm the next day. A full 24 hours of fasting. Then you will go about your regular eating routine for the other days!
The last bit of advice that I can give about this method is that you must still calorie restrict the other 6 days. It is not as though you can eat 3000 calories a day for six days, fast for one day and expect that you will lose weight.