A question we are being asked more and more often is whether you are able to still follow our exclusive 30 Day Get Lean diet style while also Fasting Intermittently.
The answer is of course, YES YOU CAN! 😃
Here at Results with Lucy we offer 2 different variations of the Intermittent Fasting diet style (as well as 9 other different diet styles if fasting isn't for you!):
- 5:2 Intermittent Fasting
- 16:8 Intermittent Fasting
5:2 is an eating pattern that involves regular fasting. It's called the 5:2 diet because five days of the week are normal eating days which include breakfast, lunch and dinner while the other two restrict calories to 25% of your daily intake per day.
16:8 intermittent fasting involves eating only during an eight-hour window during the day and fasting for the remaining 16 hours 🕒
The very simple fact of the matter is that you eat 30 Day Get Lean friendly recipes whenever you eat a meal!
So for example if following the 16:8 Intermittent Fasting approach, fasting between 8pm and 12pm, your meal plan could look like this:
With regards to the 5:2 approach to Intermittent Fasting, your daily menu on your normal eating days could look like:
Your 2 fasted days would still follow the 30 Day Get Lean principles when planning your meals, however you would only be eating 25% of your recommended calorie intake on these days.
It really is that simple when it comes to fasting intermittently as an approach to eating while following our 30 Day Get Lean diet style 🥦🥑
Fasting is not a new diet trend (although many will lead you to believe it is an innovative new way of leading a healthy lifestyle!). The human species have been fasting for thousands of years for many reasons including:
- Pure necessity, when food supplies were not in abundance
- Religious practices
Our bodies are well-equipped and designed to manage with extended periods of not eating and so if you really wanted to give this approach to eating a go while following our 30 Day Get Lean diet style, you are more than welcome to do so.
Remember to keep yourself hydrated and be kind to yourself while your body gets used to going a little longer before eating each day. Sometimes it helps to make the time a little later by half an hour each day until you reach your target eating period of 12pm - 8pm which is typically what people go for.