Hey Jari, I keep it pretty simple with intermittent fasting. I think it’s also referred to as compression eating. The concept is to let your body fast for an extended period of time, 16 hours seems ideal (and anything after that is even better). I eat dinner and then don’t eat again until 1pm the next day.

There are several benefits, like longevity, burning fat more effectively, mental clarity etc. James Clear has a great guide about it.

I’m not fussed about all that to be honest. What really inspired me to do it was my digestion is pretty sluggish in the morning. I found I wasn’t hungry in the morning, but ate breakfast anyway. Then eating all the other meals and snacks during the day just overloaded my system.

Eating lunch and dinner, with a snack in between helps me avoid thinking about food so much. It helps me focus and get productive in the morning. I have more energy during the day (what you do eat after the fast is important of course). And I digest faster and better. This helps me sleep much better at night. I’ve also noticed I rockclimb much much harder than I used to!!! That is reason enough for me :)

I love that it’s not a diet. I hate diets. It’s just about timing. Give it a go and let me know what you feel :)

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