Intermittent Fasting Challenge:
I am super excited to share something I’m doing with some amazing ladies. I have teamed up with Jessica Hughes from Happily Hughes and Natasha from Nashville Tash for a30 DAY INTERMITTENT FASTING CHALLENGE! Click HERE to download your free printable to track your daily progress!
How To Join The Intermittent Fasting Challenge:
- Fast 16 consecutive hours – You can still have water, zero-calorie waters, coffee, and tea. Just make sure you are not consuming more than 50 calories during this window of time.
- Maintain an 8-hour eating window – “Break your fast” after 16 hours and eat all your meals for the day within the 8-hour window. There is no meal plan but the goal would be to focus on clean & whole nutrition!
- Drink LOTS of water – Try to aim for drinking at least half your body weight in fluid ounces every day! Drinking more while you are fasting will help curb hunger!
- Try to workout 3-5x a week – There is no set workout schedule but during the 21 days, we are encouraging everyone to try to workout 3-5x a week. Whether that is a walk with your family, taking a class, or weight training, aim to move your body several times each week!
- SHARE! – Let us know you are participating in the challenge by sharing on your social media tagging our accounts! Share when you are drinking your water, working out, breaking your fast, etc! We will have a giveaway at the end of the challenge to celebrate our completion!
What Is Intermittent Fasting?
The past several weeks on Instagram, I’ve been continuing to talk about FASTer Way to Fat Loss and how much I am still loving it! If you’re new around here, you can head over to my FASTer Way to Fat Loss page and find out more about what exactly it is!
One premise of FWTFL is intermittent fasting. This wasn’t an entirely new concept to me as months before I began FWTFL, Matt (my HomeFit trainer), suggested I try intermittent fasting to begin shedding baby weight after Finn was born.
I touched a little on intermittent fasting in my FWTFL Q&A but I’ll give you a summary. Basically, intermittent fasting is just a cycle of eating and fasting. Yes, it’s literally that simple when it comes right down to it!
With FWTFL, we have a 16:8 fasting cycle. So I fast for 16 hours (you can still consume water and coffee but anything added to your coffee (creamers, milk, sugar, etc. must stay under 50 calories) and then you eat all your yummy macros within the 8-hour window after you “break your fast”.
For me, I typically find the best eating window to be 12:00pm-8:00pm or 1:00pm-9:00pm. However, you can choose to eat whichever 8 hours fit best for YOUR schedule!!