Tips for Starting a 2 Day Fasting Protocol
You have probably read about fasting and all of its health benefits, but now it is time to start planning. You should not just jump into it without getting all the, and not without planning ahead of time. Here are some tips for starting a 2-day fasting protocol.
Plan Ahead of Time
One of the most integral parts of starting a fasting protocol is planning properly. You need enough time to plan ahead, including choosing your protocol, and knowing when and how to eat. Don’t just spend 20 minutes reading about IF, then assume you can start tonight. It takes time to learn about different methods and what will work with your schedule. Take the time to write down what times of the day you will eat, workout, and fast, so that you know what to expect.
Don’t just spend 20 minutes reading about 2 day fasting, then assume you can start tonight. It takes time to learn about different methods and what will work with your schedule. Take the time to write down what times of the day you will eat, and fast, so that you know what to expect.
Plan to fast when you are asleep, that’s easy. Keep busy and don’t start after a big night out.
Don’t Follow the Common Mistakes
There are some mistakes that people tend to make when they begin fasting. By planning ahead, you are already avoiding one of the common pitfalls. Also, try not to obsess too much about the eating and fasting windows. This is where many people go wrong. Just eat at the same time for each eating window, and it should be fairly easy. You can also set timers or put it on your calendar if that is simpler for you. Over time, you will become accustomed to how long you go without eating.
It might take you several attempts to last for 24 hours, don’t try 2 days in a row, to begin with. The first day, if you have your evening meal at 6pm and then next at lunch time at 1 pm, you have fasted for 19 hours!
You also want to avoid these common mistakes:
- Don’t binge eat when it’s time to eat after a fast
- Avoid excessive cardio when you are fasting
- Don’t use this as an excuse to eat what you want after your fast.
Eat as Healthy as You Can
There is a delicate balance here between nourishing your body and providing the essential fuel that gets you through the next fasting stage, but not depriving yourself so much of what you want, that you can’t stick with intermittent fasting. It is okay to eat how you normally would with fasting, unless you have some type of strict diet regimen you need to stick to, from low-carb to being gluten-free.