Time-Restricted Eating (TRE)
There are several different ways to intermittent fast. Many people follow a time restricted eating (TRE) approach. These are the 16/8, 18/6, 19/5, 20/4 approaches where the first number is the number of fasting hours and the second number is the number of hours of feasting.
Yep, we call it feasting, because as you go along you will find that you will gravitate toward higher quality foods. We call the feasting time our "window". Another common term in the IF community is "window worthy". You'll start to look at food differently and rate it on if it is "window worthy" and if not, you'll find it is super easy to just not eat it.
I used to think Chinese food would always be window worthy. But the last time I ordered from my normal restaurant I was so disappointed. And here's the thing. The food was the same it has always been. But I'm different, and what tastes good to me now has drastically changed.
The biggest change - I used to love flavored coffee creamers in my coffee. Now they taste exactly like what they are - liquid chemicals.
Don't worry if this hasn't happened for you yet. Every body is different, and when you notice changes may be different than when I noticed changes.
Just keep with it. The results in the long run will be well worth it.
Haven't started an intermittent fasting lifestyle yet? Do you need more information? Check out these two books that literally changed my life: Delay, Don't Deny and Fast. Feast. Repeat.
I also have a coaching practice where I walk with you every step of the way to help you. Book a Discovery Call with me today and let's find out if this way of life is right for you.
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