Locking in the best intermittent fasting for weight loss routine for you and your lifestyle doesn’t have to be as complicated as it might seem.
I’ve been doing this now for a few years for weight loss and I’ve been learning that what is the best for Suzi might not be the best for me. And what might be the best for me, might not be the best for you.
So you don’t want to pick a method based on how it worked for someone else. Instead, you want to take note of people’s experiences and find something for yourself.
Trying out intermittent fasting schedules and working them into your schedule will take some experimenting, but nothing you won’t be able to figure out quickly.
Let’s talk about how to figure out what is the best intermittent fasting for weight loss schedule for you, personally.
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Which type of intermittent fasting is best for weight loss
The one you can stick to, personally. Not the one the girl on YouTube that lost a ton of weight did. Not the one I do and can stick to. You. The one YOU can stick to.
I can’t stress this enough.
You want to choose an intermittent fasting schedule or method that fits into your schedule and lifestyle, keeps you comfortable enough to be consistent, and meets you where you’re at in terms of going without food.
Choosing the biggest, baddest, toughest intermittent fasting schedule because someone else was successful with it can set you up for failure if you’re not there yet.
Start with an intermittent fasting schedule you can stick to even if it is 12:12 to start, which is 12 hours of eating and 12 hours of fasting. Work yourself up to longer fasting windows from there. Get adjusted and get used to intermittent fasting before you hop into something that can be hard to stick to for you.
You also want to consider working out. If you work out, your appetite increases, and you might need to eat more meals than what you can fit into a shorter eating window. When I workout, I need to eat two meals on most days so I have an extra hour to eat.
Good reads on Intermittent Fasting:
- The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day and Extended Fasting
- Intermittent Fasting: The Ultimate Guide to Intermittent Fasting and How You Can Do It Without Getting Hungry
- Fast. Feast. Repeat: The Comprehensive Guide to Delay, Don’t Deny
What are the best hours for intermittent fasting
Again, what works for you. You want hours that work best FOR YOU.
Fit your intermittent fasting hours around your life to increase your likeliness of sticking to it long enough to get results and make it work.
I do have to say that doing most of your fasting while you sleep and during your busy hours works best. While listening to The Carb Addiction Doc on YouTube, I heard him mention it was best to skip breakfast because your liver is pretty much giving you what you need in the mornings.
(I couldn’t find the video where he said this, but check him out and take note. He’s got GREAT advice that’s been working well for many, myself included.)
I personally eat between 12 pm and 5 pm instead of the 12 pm to 4 pm I used to do because I was getting hungrier from my workouts.
(This is simply too cute not to share especially since you will be needing plenty of water.)
How can I speed up weight loss on intermittent fasting
I do this by eating foods that make intermittent fasting much easier to do.
I’ve tried fasting with raw juices I made at home, large salads, with the master cleanse (lemon water, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup), and with water.
All of them had much slower weight loss results than what I do now which is eat a keto diet.
Keto makes it super easy to fast, and the weight loss quick, because it naturally decreases appetite and cuts carbs and cravings making the routine easier to stick to.
I’ve tried carbs while intermittent fasting and that hurt with not much weight loss at that. But with keto, I can COMFORTABLY go without food and the weight loss is relatively easier.
If you’d like to speed up weight loss, I suggest giving the keto diet a try. I modify how I do keto for even more weight loss by cutting out dairy, nuts, nut butters, keto flours and snacks, and most low-carb veggies.
Finding the best intermittent fasting for weight loss method for you will depend on what you’ve got going on and can stick with.
You want to make sure you start with an intermittent fasting schedule that fits into your lifestyle, considers your appetite if you workout, and works for what you’re comfortable with in terms of going without food.
Don’t pick the biggest, baddest intermittent fasting schedule because you want to lose weight as quickly as possible. This will set you up for failure and you’ll end up slowing down your progress.
Your best bet is to go with an intermittent fasting method you can stick with. And then from there make adjustments as you get consistent.
To speed up weight loss with intermittent fasting, I use the keto diet which has been working wonderfully for me. It has transformed me from a hungry woman needing 6 meals a day to someone that can comfortably eat 1 to 2 meals a day. That’s magic in my book.
Here are some more readings on starting intermittent fasting:
- Intermittent fasting – 5 simple tips for painlessly getting started
- How to choose the best intermittent fasting method FOR YOU
- Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Week 1 Results: 4-lbs down and 1 inch off the waist
- 10 ways to immediately improve your intermittent fasting weight loss results
What’s your intermittent fasting life looking like? 👀