In the beginning, most people will not be able to eat two meals a day and will have to start out with three meals a day. The goal is to graduate to two meals a day if you really want to lose some serious weight. If you have insulin resistance, it’s going to be hard to go without eating because your blood sugar levels are all messed up. The goal is what I’m going to show you right here.
It might take a couple of weeks or even a month to get into this routine. You might have to start this process with three meals a day. Ideally, the best time to start eating is at 11:30 a.m. so you eat at 11:30 and then at 5 pm. If you can’t do this, eat at 4:30 pm. The goal is to be very satisfied when you eat at 11:30. Don’t just eat a little food. Eat a good, solid meal of protein, greens, and some healthy fat. Don’t go low fat because it will mess up everything.
You want to adjust the fats so you feel satisfied and you can go from breakfast to the second meal without hunger. If you can’t, it means bump up the fat. You can be a little hungry at 5 pm but if you are ravenous with blood sugar issues, you will have to go back to 3 meals a day. You haven’t graduated yet.
The feeling you’re going to feel is that your stomach is going to be a lot less bloated. You’ll feel that your stomach is shrinking and coming down in size and you’re burning off that belly fat. You’ll see the results. This is the best way to lose your belly because you are restoring your insulin levels.
At night, do the same thing you did in the late morning – proteins, greens, and fat at 5 pm until you are very satisfied and can go all the way to the morning.
You will not be starving yourself because an average body has a lot of reserves and that’s fat to live off of. You’re basically living off fat between the first meal and the second meal, and between the 5 pm meal and the first meal.
The goal is to be able to switch. When you’re eating, you are burning off the calories from eating and when you’re not eating, you are switching over to fat burning to burn off your own body fat. That whole switch is controlled by insulin. So once you feel this by using this method, you’ll be able to do it more and more easily. It takes a while to graduate into it.
But you CAN do it and it gets easier with every fast.
In fact, some people try a true fast of an entire day or two at the beginning of IF and it actually shows them they have the strength and willpower—and that fasting kind of enhances willpower—to help them power thru short fasts even more easily.