I am new to this program (have been primal for about three weeks). I was fascinated that intermitten fasting is encouraged. I was always raised that three meals a day plus snacks is a must! I would love to give fasting a try but am not sure how to get started. I am terrified that I won't be able to focus at work because I will be starving.
And I am not suggesting everyone fast, merely if you want to I'd suggest waiting until adjusted to this WOE. Again, only my opinion take it or leave it
I think 3 weeks is probably enough turn you into a fat burning beast, but to find out for sure, just ask yourself, do you have to eat regularly? If you are a fat burning beast the answer is no, maybe you eat regularly, but you could go for longer without. Maybe you just find that you aren't that hungry for breakfast or lunch, well the good news is, you don't have to eat it!
Fasting is good for the body and helps in weight loss. Here is a fantastic MDA article on the subject, and it is actually this article that introduced me to the primal blueprint. Good luck!
YMMV of course - especially if you are going directly from SAD to Primal and your body isn't used to relying of fat for energy
Why are you scared? Try it. If you feel terrible while trying IF, grab a snack. It's not like there's a massive food shortage around these days. You likely aren't going to go crazy or faint or swoon. Hunger isn't something terrifying. Just do it.
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Thanks for all of the advice!
Art DeVince had a good starting approach. Start with missing one meal a week. Just one. Then see how it goes and how you feel about it. Fasting daily is an overkill for a lot of people and could encourage binges particularly in women.
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