Anyone heard of it? Tried it? Or currently doing it?
Noticed a couple posts on here just awhile ago that skipping breakfast is bad(Intermittent fasting came to mind). Not trying to start an argument, just figured I would share this with everyone & provide an alternative to eating while trying to lose weight(which honestly, helps keep cravings at bay, & you feel satiated by the end of the day). No, it's not some special/magic diet. It's pretty easy & straight forward after you read the article. It's split into a fasting(16 hours) & feeding(8 hours) windows.
You pretty much get your meals within the feeding window. Be it 1, 2, 4, 6, etc... I'm not really going to get into details, just provide my way of doing it(the guide explains it very well).
Here's my set-up:
I'm currently cutting on 2000-2200 calories(my maintenance is ~2700 calories). My fasting window is between 9pm-1pm the following day. Don't worry, I'm asleep for ~8-10 hours of that fasting state. So that leaves me with ~6-8 hours left, not so bad as long as I keep my self busy. I'm up at 8:00-8:30am, workout is usually from 10:30-11:45am. My first meal of the day is at around 1-2pm(~700-800 calories). I'll have another 2-3 meals by the end of my feeding window, feel satisfied, & hit my calorie/macro requirements(protein, fat, carbs).
Not going to lie, the first few days the hunger pains will be a bit rough, but they will go away. This way of eating will let you eat larger meals, enjoy the food you eat, still being able to stay at a calorie deficit & continue to lose weight. Again, it's not some special/magic diet that is better than regular eating. Just a great alternative.