So your friend lost 15 pounds, and your dad can’t stop raving about the blood sugar-regulating merits of intermittent fasting. You’ve reviewed the how-to manual (here) and carved out a routine, but for some reason, you haven’t seen any benefits. We’ve compiled some of the biggest mistakes you’re likely making in your intermittent fasting regimen.
1. You’re jumping into intermittent fasting too fast.
The biggest reason most diets fail is because they’re such an extreme departure from our normal, natural way of eating that they often feel impossible to maintain. Just a thought, but if you’re new to IF and are accustomed to eating every two hours on the hour, maybe don’t throw yourself into a hard-core 24-hour-fast from hell. If you’re adamant about the concept of fasting, start with a beginners 12/12 method where you’re fasting for 12 hours per day and eating within the 12-hour window.
Excerpted from Greatist