Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Creating New Habits Towards Intermittent Fasting

Want to try intermittent fasting but don’t know if it is right for you? Here is a short article to help.

In a nutshell, intermittent fasting (IF) is to acquire a better life through a simple lifestyle. To begin with, take a look at the following 3 rules and see how you feel.

• Rule #1: Eat Meals Every Day...Sometimes 2
• Rule #2: Move/Exercise for 10 Minutes Every Day
• Rule #3: Quiet the Noise for 10 Minutes Every Day

If these 3 rules sound probable to you, then continue reading.

They say that it only takes 21 days to create a new habit, so for the next 21 days you are going to follow the above 3 simple rules.

It's not going to get any more complicated than that, no need to. No other distractions to get you off track. The goal is to master the foundations of each pillar (eating, movement, lifestyle) with the “IF” Life principles and then make it a lasting part of your lifestyle. Master these foundations and you can stop any yo-yo weight fluctuations than many seem to suffer from nowadays. You will also embrace your own active lifestyle which will add into helping you stay lean and healthy.

Want to take a closer look at the life of an IFer? You can go through this blog or read this article as a fast track: Why I Do “Less” (Eat, Exercise and Work) for Better Results

Author of the article is actually practicing the 3 rules above, although I’m not sure if he developed them in 21 days. I recommend this article not only because I appreciate his style of writing. Because I’m someone in a similar lifestyle and truly understand that what he says is going to benefit anyone who does it. I like his quotes as well, such as:

· Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication ~ Leonardo da Vinci
· It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential ~ Bruce Lee
· Never confuse motion with action ~ Benjamin Franklin
The article also includes a Bruce Lee video which is truly inspiring.

So here you go:

Why I Do “Less” (Eat, Exercise and Work) for Better Results
By Mike O’Donnell

My general lifestyle theme for the last decade (and on this blog) has been one of practicing more simplicity in all aspects of my life.

Not because I’m trying to neglect myself of anything (that’s not that point of a simple lifestyle), but rather quite the opposite. It is because of what a more simple life can bring in return as far as happiness, sense of freedom, reduced stress and even more results.

Trust me, I still want to accomplish and do many things…but I’ve found that by simplifying the steps to get there, those results can happen quicker. I’m much more focused and efficient at what I do.

Sounds like something worth trying right? So here’s some of my reasons I continue with simple eating, exercise and working. Hopefully it will inspire you to try something new and simple in your lifestyle approach as well!

Click here to read the full article

Intermittent Fasting Success - Creating New Habits in 21 Days