A common question that I often see about programs like Eat Stop Eat is how long should I do it for?
But I think we need to make a distinction between Eat Stop Eat and other weight loss programs.
Intermittent fasting is not really a program but a way of life and it’s not something that you just do for 30-90 days and then stop and move onto something else.
Instead you should look at fasting as something you can do for the rest of your life and change it to fit what your goals are.
For example if you are trying to lose a lot of weight then you can fast for 3 times per week.
As you know, if you want to lose weight then you need to burn off more calories than you consume. This is called a calorie deficit.
By fasting 3 times per week you will create a large calorie deficit that will help you burn a lot of fat especially if you exercise too.
But this is not something that you can do long term as a large calorie deficit long term becomes unhealthy.
After you have lost weight with intermittent fasting you can then cut down to 1-2 times per week to burn off that last bit of fat and then just fast once per week to maintain you weight.
So by thinking of it like this you can begin to use Eat Stop Eat as a weight loss program and then adjust it to become something that you do to create a small calorie deficit that stops you from gaining fat.
The best thing you can then do is on that one day a week that you fast you can do a workout at the end of it and you will never get fat again.
This is what I plan on doing. If you’ve read my Eat Stop Eat review then you’ll know that I’ve lost quite a lot of weight thanks to intermittent fasting and my plan now is to just fast once per week and if I see that I’ve put on a couple of pounds then I can bump it up to 2 times per week.
Intermittent fasting truly is more of a way of life than just a workout program and after you’ve fasted a few times you’ll get the hang of it and will know best how to implement it into your life to get the best results.