We are in a different environment with ‘stay at home’ strategy to counter the spread of the dangerous virus.
For intermittent fasters, this has brought about some challenges with family being together all the time and the meal times.
There are indications that intermittent fasting boosts the immune system, which is a major plus in these difficult times. And of course there are numerous other benefits with intermittent fasting.
As a mentor to a small group of intermittent fasters, my advice is to stick to their usual schedule without making much of a change now.
An aggressive 3 day water only fast could reset the immune system quite positively. I have clearly advised the group not to try it now as it has to be done under proper supervision.
And if someone wishes to start intermittent fasting to gain it’s benefits now, here are some tips suggested by Max Lowery, personal trainer and intermittent fasting champion, who is the author of The 2 Meal Day fasting method,
- First, eliminate snacking in between meals by eating three square meals a day. Once you are used to this, move onto step 2.
- Finish consuming any calories by 8pm.
- Try waiting an hour to break your fast in the morning.
- Try extending your overnight fast to 12 hours.
- If the first four steps go well, try upping your overnight fast to 14-16 hours.
Take care, stay safe!