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Intermittent fasting is a nutrition dieting system that requires you to eat all fat loss meals in a specified time window during the day.
This is known as the intermittent fasting eating window.
Intermittent fasting is especially helpful for burning fat. It’s great to burn belly fat and highly effective for starting a fat loss journey correctly because intermittent fasting has a built in structure that makes meal planning and enjoying meal prepped meals much easier.
To burn belly fat on intermittent fasting it is essential that you avoid the most common pitfalls. This will make your intermittent fasting that much easier and the fat loss results that much faster.
The most popular and widely accepted best style of intermittent fasting is known as 16:8. This means you fast for 16 hours and fit all of your meal into an 8 hour window.
Some of the most common intermittent fasting for fat loss mistakes include;
Mistake #1 — Binge eating when your fasting eating window begins
If you wait to eat, you can tend to get even hungrier. This makes it extremely important that you pre-plan your meals so that you break your fast with a high protein, complex carb, and healthy fat meal.
Mistake #2 — Not eating enough food while intermittent fasting.
Just as important as eating healthy meals while intermittent fasting, it’s important to eat your macronutrient minimums. This allows for a faster metabolism and quicker fat burning while fasting.
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Mistake #3 — Not controlling your fluids, keeping high water intake.
20 calories is a limited while using intermittent fasting. Do not go over this while fasting and on top of that it’s critical that you enjoy black coffee, green tea, or any sort of sugar-free caffeine beverages on days you feel low energy.
Mistake #4 — Avoid high sugar content foods while using intermittent fasting
It’s a must to watch the sugar intake if the goal is fasting for fat loss. 35 grams of sugar can break your daily intake. Instead, enjoy high protein foods like lean meats, chicken, beef, etc. These will keep you full and give you high energy.
Mistake #5 — Do not obsess over the eating window.
It’s not rocket science. You want to think oof you intermittent fasting journey as a lifestyle and outlook. Stay as close as you can to perfect but give yourself at least a 10% margin of error.