Fasting can be a way to lose weight. Fasting diet meal plans lead to calorie restriction over a period of time and therefore if done correctly, leads to weight loss.
However, it’s important to consider that weight loss is not the only measure of health and well-being, and there are many different ways to achieve weight loss.
But let’s face it, intermittent fasting is so 2023 and is one of the most sought-after diet plans being researched.
Why? It’s not complicated. It’s Effective and Simple.
Fasting can be effective weight loss tool when applied alongside accurate, nutritionally balanced meal plans like M.A.P Intermittent Fasting Diet Plans.
My Action Project Custom 16:8 Meal Plan
If you’re considering fasting as a weight loss method it’s important to ensure medically you healthy to take on a fasting program.
It’s worth noting that fasting may not be the best solution for everyone and it may not be sustainable long term.
There are other fat loss approaches you could consider using before undertaking fasting as an option. M.A.P Clean Keto For Fat Loss is one of the most downloaded fat loss plans so far in 2023.
Keto dieting is an alternative to IF Dieting. Keto or Ketosis is when your body burns stored fat as fuel.
There are different Keto Diet approaches. Dirty Keto and Clean Keto.
You probably get the point of Dirty Keto; using animal saturated fats, and little to no carbs, your body gets into ketosis and you lose weight.
Clean Keto adopts that same approach, except the fats are cleaner, so Clean Keto tends to be a diet plan that most people prefer to adopt. We want good eating habits right?!
Can Fasting Help Lose Belly Fat?
Belly Fat is one of those areas on the body that tends to be the toughest areas to combat. Many personal trainers will tell you to do sit-ups, HIIT classes, or tricep extensions for the ‘bat wings’ but we all know – Abs are made in the kitchen.
So I will point out that ‘Spot Reduction‘, or losing fat in a particular area is simply not possible – No matter how targeted you are with your exercise.
In saying that, sit-ups and other weight-bearing, or resistance exercises help to tighten the muscle groups leading to a more toned look.
However some studies are showing that Intermittent Fasting can lead to a reduction in abdominal fat specifically, but more research is needed to confirm these findings.
When you start to embark on a weight loss program you will start to lose fat everywhere in your body and generally, people will notice it first in your face.
The next area you tend to notice fat loss is in your upper chest area alongside the clavicle or the collarbone. Fat loss around the belly, unfortunately, appears to be the last to go or the last you ‘see to go’.
But trust us, fat is dropping at the same rate as the fat around your face and neck, there just tend to be fewer fat cells around these areas than the belly.
What Are The Disadvantages of Of Fasting?
Fasting is a good way to lose fat but there can be some disadvantages.
- Hunger and Cravings. Fasting can be difficult for people if they are unfamiliar with the concept of fasting. It can be a challenge to manage and may lead to overeating in the times you are allowed to eat.
- Nutrient Deficiencies: If you are fasting for an extended period of time, it’s important you’re getting enough essential nutrients. M.A.P Nutritionists ensure their programs are packed with the essential nutrients however if you are wanting additional vitamins and supplements, we recommend USANA Vitamins while you’re fasting.
- Fatigue and Low Energy: Fasting can lead to fatigue and low energy, especially if you’re not getting enough calories or nutrients.
- Dehydration: Fasting can lead to dehydration if you’re going hard out on the exercise train at the same time. Like with any health approach it’s recommended a water bottle with fresh filtered water is not far from your side.
Is It Better To Fast For 12 Hours or 16 Hours
The ideal fasting period really depends on the individual. Factors to take into consideration are their personal goals, lifestyle, and overall health and well-being.
Fasting is a good way to lose weight when done correctly. The My Action Project team leads adopt the 16:8 protocol, one of the most sought-after fat loss plans.
This is when you fast for 16 hours and this, therefore, leaves an 8-hour window to consume your macros. Not just any macros, but customized fat loss, but nutrient-dense and tasty food recipes.
The M.A.P Fat Loss Plans suggest eating dinner a little earlier say 6 or 7, then if you’ve trained hard you may want to hit the sack at 9.30-10 pm.
Your secondary, after-dinner hunger pangs haven’t kicked in yet then the next 8 hours in bed are easy – because you’re asleep.
Before you know it, it’s 10 am and you can smash into a hearty MAP Breakfast from one of their 3,000 nutritionally balanced intermittent fasting recipes customized specifically for you.
Can I Drink Coffee While Intermittent Fasting?
Yes, you can. Although bear in mind that Flat White or Mocka adds additional calories and it’s not uncommon for one of these larger blends to be 400 to 500 calories.
Opt-in for a cuppa tea, or an Americano and if you prefer it a little sweeter, then try some artificial sweetener to help.
Thinking a little smarter on a fat loss program will only help with your results.
You will thank yourself that an extra 45 minutes of training wasn’t required one day because that Mocka stayed away from your lips.
So when you think to yourself, is fasting a good way to lose weight, then you hopefully recognize that you’ve got lots to lose if you don’t try and lots to lose if you do!
Let us know how you get on and get cracking into the Intermittent Fasting Diet Meal Plan below.
My Action Project Custom 16:8 Meal Plan