The Unspoken Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Posted By Xin-min Lai on Mar 11, 2016 in diet and nutrition

So, it’s maybe not a benefit for everyone, but since I’ve started this Intermittent Fasting diet, I’ve found one benefit that isn’t really focused on – convenience.

By convenience, I mean I don’t have to worry about taking time for breakfast in the morning.  I can just focus on my work and errands once I’ve done my normal wake-up routine.  It frees 15 minutes to an hour every day, and a few brain cycles (deciding what to eat can be challenging).

Most of my eating has always been done at dinner anyway, since I was a kid.  The other meals were usually nothing to write a blog post about.

Another convenience – fewer times I have to think about food every day.  I’ve never been a fan of preparing to eat (even if I’m a fan of eating).  Deciding where to eat or what to cook is just an extra hassle.  With Intermittent Fasting, I worry about all that at most twice a day, not 3 (or 6 depending on who you listen to).

So what does Intermittent Fasting mean for me?

  1. Don’t eat until lunch (4 hours after I wake), stop eating 4 hours before bed.
  2. I follow a low carb diet/high fat diet, so even between meals, I don’t need to snack.  It’s still easy enough to get the calories I need.

See?  Convenient.

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