You may be wondering from the title — how does intermittent fasting (IF) help jumpstart your morning?
There are a lot of IF people out there who skip breakfast altogether, depending on their IF schedule. But, I’m not here to talk about skipping breakfast — I’m here to tell you how intermittent fasting can help jumpstart your morning just by the energy the practice gives you.
Just as a quick refresher: Intermittent fasting is the practice that switches between fasting and eating on a regular time-based schedule. It has been shown to help with weight loss and overall physical health. It can improve your physical performance, can prevent obesity and diabetes, and can promote good heart health and tissue health. The benefits of intermittent fasting are great for the body and that is why you should consider making this a common practice in your household.
Some people can be wary of intermittent fasting because they think it means starving or depriving themselves of food — but this is NOT the case. In fact, during the eating period you choose, you can eat the same amount of calories on a normal day without intermittent fasting. The only difference is when you intermittent fast, it allows your body enough time to actually use the calories you’re consuming instead of storing them for fat. It gives your body enough time to properly digest and use that energy, instead of constantly digesting.
But, with all that being said, how does intermittent fasting jumpstart your morning?
Well, alongside the benefits mentioned above, it’s been shown that intermittent fasting can improve your physical energy as well as your mental energy. It’s also been shown to strengthen circadian rhythms, thus giving you better quality sleep at night.
When intermittent fasting, you’re gaining the benefits of improved mental and physical energy as well as a good night’s sleep. With all of those aspects put together, this means that when you wake up in the morning, you’re ready to tackle the day. You wake up with the energy needed to get all tasks done and be motivated to do so. Your body has had enough time to digest properly and is now using those calories to give you the energy you need for the day ahead.
Intermittent fasting is jumpstarting your morning without you even realizing it.
Once you start, you may recognize that in the mornings, you’re not as tired or weary as you used to be before intermittent fasting. Now, you wake up with energy for the day, ready for another day of IF and another day of getting stuff done.
Not only are you feeling more energized, but you’re eating healthier with IF. It’s recommended that while you can technically eat whatever you want during your IF period, it’s recommended that you adapt to a well-balanced diet. Too much of one thing isn’t ever good for your diet, so coming up with a well-balanced diet that makes your body feel good is the way to go. With a well-balanced diet, you’re getting more energy, too.
Another way to help add to your energy for the day is to implement exercise whenever you can. Even if you feel as though your schedule is busy, there’s always time for a quick ten-minute walk around the block, or if you have workout equipment at home. Make it easy for you, make it convenient.
Maybe even add a workout to your morning routine to help jumpstart you even more so, alongside the benefits of IF.
So, maybe you’re reading this and you’re looking for a lifestyle change. Maybe you want more energy. Maybe you want to feel better, healthier. Maybe you want to get better sleep at night. Maybe you want improved energy. Whatever it may be — intermittent fasting helps all the things mentioned above. Take some time to really consider intermittent fasting and the good it can do for you, your body, and your mornings!
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