Frequently Asked Questions
What can I drink and eat during the fasting window?
Black coffee – really? This really depends on your unique response to coffee. If it makes you jittery and nervous then take it slowly. No more than 2 cups as you don’t want to be overstimulated. Some individuals should not drink coffee at all on a fast.
Can I take my supplements while fasting?
Will fasting slow down my metabolism?
What if I DON'T want to lose weight?
What happens when I feel hungry?
Drink 1-2 cups of water and hopefully the hungry feeling will disappear in a few minutes. Remember that your body and mind will get used to this if you give it a go.
It is also important what you eat leading into a fast. It is recommended to eat food that satiates you a little more. A high fibre meal, healthy fats and a little protein. It will stop those hunger grumbles for longer.
Is I.F. harder as you get older?
Why skip breakfast?
Can I exercise while fasting?
If you don’t exercise on a regular basis, it is still a good idea to start light movement with this protocol. Walk around your neighbourhood. Walk up stairs. Walk on a treadmill or ride the bike at the gym.
The aim is to move in order to decrease inflammation, improve circulation and get those feel-good hormones stimulated (dopamine/endorphins).
What if I want to lose weight?
What if I am on medication?
When do I break my fast?
Who shouldn’t fast?
You may be at risk from fasting and require supervision if you are :
- breast feeding
- trying to conceive
- on medication
- experiencing any eating disorders
- under 18 years of age needs advice from your desired health practitioner.