Have you decided to win the race with overweight and start your intermittent fasting journey? Your personal trainer has your back!
So many of our followers and clients ask our personal trainers from Dubai and Abu Dhabi about advice on Intermittent Fasting. How should I start? What groceries may I eat? How often should I eat? The truth is, there is no unified answer. Personal Trainers Dubai coaches create customized diet plans for each of our clients. But, there are some basic truths and guidelines our personal trainers would like to share with all of you who want to start with Intermittent Fasting.
Intermittent Fasting means abstaining from food for periods of time. Recently, Fasting reached a trend status among people trying to lose weight, even though it exists for a very long time. Intermittent Fasting is supposed to help you lose weight long-term and in combination with proper and regular exercising, it is going to improve your health and boost your energy.
What is the deal with Intermittent Fasting?
If what we just told you made you interested, then continue reading and get more info about what is the big buzz with intermittent fasting.
First thing first, it is a carefully structured method of eating that restricts any calorie intake to certain hours of the day. One of the most popular versions of Intermittent Fasting (and our personal trainer in Dubai Dimi favorite one) is 16:8 diet – you have 8 hours window to eat every day, but 16 hours of fasting which includes time while you sleep.
The amazing, golden rule of Intermittent Fasting which makes it so popular is the fact that there are no restricted groceries during 8-hour eating window. The idea is, of course, not to eat bigger meals than you usually would. Follow your personal trainer instructions!
How to start losing weight with Intermittent Fasting?
1. Define your window
When you start with your Intermittent Fasting diet, think about your schedule. What time is the best breakfast time for you? When are you going to have the last meal during the day?
There are numerous options. We at our Dubai pt’s found that many people prefer not having breakfast, so your first meal would be a bit after noon. Then you are going to have your dinner around 8 PM. On the other hand if you are a breakfast person you can have your first meal between 8 AM and noon. The important thing is to define your window and stick to it.
Of course, if you are not sure what works the best for you, use the first week to ease yourself up to the routine and experiment a bit. Try different time frames and decide what fits your needs and schedule the best.
2. Be careful about your diet
Yes, we said that there is no restricted food when it comes to Intermittent Fasting. But it is important for your food to be filled with nutrients. The personal trainer in Abu Dhabi Nevena gives you a couple of suggestions: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and healthy fats.
Your meals must be balanced, and if you have any health issues you should consult with your doctor first. When it comes to well-balanced meals, personal trainer always create specialized nutrition plans for clients. For Personal Trainers Dubai it is extremely important to provide them with a diet that fits their health and body type needs, which depends on numerous factors.
3. Drink enough fluids!
This is important all the time, not only during Intermittent Fasting. It is even more important because of the climate Dubai and Abu Dhabi has. You must stay hydrated while fasting.
Drink enough water or unsweeten ice tea. More about water intake you can read in another one of our blog posts – click here.
Why is this diet trending?
Okay, at this point you are probably thinking that Intermittent Fasting is great and that you can most definitely do it. But let us give you a couple more reasons to motivate you to start losing weight.
This is, obviously, the main reason why would you decide to start with Intermittent Fasting. It simply reduces the calories intake during the day by defining the period of time when you are going to eat.
Transnational Research has published an article explaining that Intermittent Fasting diet is as effective as overall calorie restriction, as well that it brings additional benefits to your health, especially when it comes to diabetes.
Some other researches proved that Intermittent Fasting has a positive impact on anti-aging. Calorie restriction supports the main mechanisms underlying healthy aging. There are researches done about the positive impact of Intermittent Fasting on the longitude of life, and for now, results are positive.
It is good for your brain
What is good for your body is good for your brain as well. Intermittent Fasting improves various metabolic features known to be important for brain health.
Productivity and focus are very important for all our clients, and with this type of diet, our personal trainer gives you the possibility to be the best version of yourself every day.
Several studies have shown that Intermittent Fasting may increase the growth of new brain cells, which would have benefits for brain function and protect the brain from damage.
Have you decided to try Intermittent Fasting yet? Check out some recipes and other blog posts to help you started. If you need any additional guidance or advice contact us – Personal Trainers Dubai coaches are always happy to help.