7 Intermittent Fasting Tips

Sergio Alberto Romero, M.S.
3 min readJun 28, 2021
Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

1. Drink more water

This is probably the most important tip I can offer you. I won’t break down the science too much but by drinking more water throughout your day of intermittent fasting you’ll find yourself far less likely to reach for a mid day snack. Not only does it control cravings but it also helps hydrate you in general. I know very few people that are confident that they’re drinking enough water throughout the day so just drink more water!

2. Abuse your sleep schedule

This is an easy one to implement. Say for example you only allow yourself an eight hour window to eat, leaving sixteen hours of none eating hours. Sleep for 8 of those none eating hours and you’ve just completed half of your fast without any effort! How much easier of a tip can that be? I literally told you go sleep!

3. Abuse work schedule

This may or may not work for you, fair warning. It’s generally easier for me to avoid food at work since I don’t have an entire refrigerator full of food for me to eat. While there is a quaint micro market inside my workplace all I have to do is leave my credit card at home and I’m no longer able to eat from there either. Don’t eat at work and you’ll have an easier time fasting!

4. Notice The Clarity During Fasting

This is one of the most interesting things especially from my perspective as a person who eats and drinks way too much sugar. I find that every time I drink an energy drink I immediately become mentally stimulated but bodily, not so much. I get bloated and I don’t really want to move too much. While my mind can have a million creative thoughts, without a functioning body to take advantage of them it’s incredibly difficult to gain anything from those energy drinks. Think about how much better you feel when you fast and you’ll have an easier time doing it as well!

5. Start Small

Don’t try and start a 20–4 intermittent fasting schedule, it’s just not a good idea. Start small by cutting an eight hour window where you no longer eat, after that turn it to ten hours and so on until you feel you’re getting the benefits. Then you can attempt going further along the journey or feel free…

Sergio Alberto Romero, M.S.

The elements compose a magnum opus. My modus operandi is amalgam.

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