16:8 Diet Plan- My Experience

16:8 Diet Plan- My Experience

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I have never dieted in my entire life. This is the first time I started to do but in a good manner. Dieting particularly does not mean to give up eating and starve the whole day. Dieting means to eat in a clean manner.
I am a first-time mom of 18 months baby. After pregnancy, I desperately wanted to lose so much of weight that I have put on, lot of weight you can say. I was 57 kg before pregnancy and 80 kgs at the end of my 3rd trimester. After almost 1 year I weighed 70 kgs approximately and I was just hopeless to lose weight.
One friend suggested me about 8 hours of eating diet plan. I was like, “Ok I can do this as this is simple and no need to cook and plan extra with this.” What is 8 hours of diet? 8 hours diet or you can say 16:8 hours of diet, is where you eat for 8 hours do fasting for 16 hours. It is believed that our body works best when we eat and fast.
This diet plan basically limits eating to 8 hours and for the rest of the time, you can fast. There is no restriction on eating but eating healthy and avoid junk food. You can eat whatever and whenever you want to eat.

How to lose extra weight?

  • Eat your daily food during the 8 hours. You can create your own time frame like you can start your day with breakfast at 9 in the morning, lunch at 1 pm and dinner by 5 pm. You can take your snacks and drinks in between but keep in mind that you can’t eat after 5 pm and before 9 am. Make a time frame of 8 hours which works best for you.
  • Eat your normal meals in an appropriate portion.
  • No sugary drinks. You can take only one cup of tea or coffee for the entire day (avoid fasting time and in the morning).
  • Exercise is not compulsory. If you want you can do it.
  • Drink plenty of water. whenever you feel hungry in 16 hours of fasting, drink water and nothing else is allowed.

If you want to follow 8 hours of diet just remember one thing. Taking tea or coffee with milk or sugar in the morning will destroy the magic of this diet. This is because, after 16 hours of fasting, your body starts burning fat but if you take any creamy or sugary foods, the body stops burning fat. It will burn fat but not as fast as you want. If you want to lose weight fast and without knowing anybody about your secret, just avoid sugar and cream in 16 hours. You can have as much water as you want.

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