5 INTERMITTENT FASTING MISTAKES TO AVOID
5 INTERMITTENT FASTING MISTAKES TO AVOID Binge-Eating: Yes, you waited all day for your 8 hour eating window. But you're ruining ALL your efforts if you end up binge-eating during this time. Intermittent Fasting is not a supernatural weight loss method. There's a science behind it. And it relies on you tracking your calories and counting your macros everyday! Staying Dehydrated: Drinking water is INTEGRAL to your fat loss journey. Fitness experts make it clear that dehydration is the #1 reason for people getting headache, dizziness, fatigue, cramps, dry skin or indirectly being unhealthy altogether. According to NCBI, the optimal water intake is 3.7 liters (15 cups) for the average adult man, and 2.7 liters (11 cups) for the average adult woman. In general, we should be consuming at least around 3-4 liters. Not Exercising: You can't just be sitting on your couch and wait for the pounds to shed off on their own. Physical activity is a MUST for weight loss! Even if you can't go to the gym or do a conventional workout - just walking for an hour or so every day can easily make a huge difference. Eating Junk: Lay off the burgers and pizzas ASAP. Even if the junk food you're eating is within your daily caloric limit - it's recommended to take all your calories or at least 90% from vegetables, good carb, protein and fats. NOT junk. Expecting Instant Results: "I lost 5 pounds in one week". "I lost 5 inches in a month". Yes sometimes, you keep hearing some miraculous weight loss journeys that urged you to start IF but it’s not IF that makes you lose weight but the overall calories. This does NOT mean your journey will be the same as others. Don't get into Intermittent Fasting thinking you'll witness some magical instant results. It’s good to follow if you have a small feeding window. Stay consistent, stay patient, and never deter from your fat loss goals!