Do you ever find that it’s challenging to get through a fast? In this article we will dive into how to make fasting easier. Keep reading to learn more!
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How To Make Fasting Easier
Here are some tips to make your fasts easier.
Keep yourself busy! It’s much easier to fast when your mind and body is busy and not thinking about food.
Ideas on how to stay busy
- Clean your house
- Find a new hobby
- Read a book
- Spend time with friends
- Go for a walk
- Take a bath
- Watch a movie or show
- Play a game
Make sure you are hydrated! Drink plenty of water during your fast.
Fast with Friends/Coworkers/Family
It’s always easier to do challenging things with a support group. Plan a fast with a friend, family member or coworker to keep you accountable and to have someone to talk to about what you’re feeling! You can also connect with new friends on the LIFE Fasting app if you don’t have anyone in your day-to-day life that wants to fast with you.
Schedule Things During Your Fast
Schedule appointments, meetings, shopping trips, errands, etc. during your fast. When you are busy and on-the-go, fasting seems like a breeze!
Why Is Fasting Challenging?
Why does fasting seem easy for some people and not for others? If you are finding fasting to be challenging, here are a few reasons this may be happening.
- Your body is not fat adapted: After your body adjusts to fasting, your body will switch to burning fat for fuel instead of carbs. If your body is not yet fat adapted and you are new to fasting, fasting may seem challenging.
- You aren’t following a clean fast: Only consume water, black coffee and plain tea during your fast. If you are adding cream or butter to your coffee or chewing gum or something similar, you may be causing your insulin to spike, which would make fasting seem very challenging. Switch to a clean fast!
- You aren’t staying hydrated: If you aren’t drinking enough water, fasting may seem very challenging.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I make fasting for 24 hours easier?
Make sure you stay busy and stay hydrated!
How long does it take for intermittent fasting to get easier?
It depends on the person. It could take a few weeks or up to a month until fasting feels easier.
Now that you have some tips, hopefully your next fast will be a bit easier. Remember, if you’re new to intermittent fasting, it’s important to start with shorter fasts and work your way up.