When you adopt this way of life, one of the best things you can do is listen to your body.
Be mindful and ask yourself- am I hungry or not? Can I wait a little while or even a few hours before I eat or drink?
If you do this, you will reduce the hormone insulin and this has very healthful effects.It allows you to use up your fat stores. It makes you more mentally alert. You will also have more energy.
One of the simplest ways to fast is to ask yourself if there is a meal you currently eat that you do not want.
For instance, do you eat breakfast because you have heard it is the most important meal of the day( a phrase invented by a cereal company) or because you are actually hungry? If you are never hungry at breakfast time, give it a skip and do not eat until your mid day meal. If you are not hungry mid day, have nothing between breakfast and your evening meal. Drink only water( or herbal tea, decaff coffee) as that helps too.
One of our group members has been doing one meal a day – known as OMAD- for a few months and has lost 7 stone.
To find out more, look at the website of Dr Jason Fung who is one of the world’s experts on fasting. Take a look at this https://idmprogram.com/fasting-a-history-part-i/