If you want to get started with Intermittent Fasting there are four questions you need to answer.  Fasting is flexible: you just need to decide what works best for you.

1.What type of fasting works best for me?

  • There are a variety of different intermittent fasting plans, so the first step is picking the right one for you.

  • The most famous intermittent fasting plan is the Fast Diet, aka the 5:2 diet, in which for two days a week you restrict calories to 25% of your normal daily intake.

  • Another option is an Eating Window approach, such as 16:8, in which you restrict your daily calorie intake to an 8-hour time window. There are many other  variations.

  • Check out our comprehensive guide to fasting.

2. How should I plan and manage a fast day?

  • Make sure you pick the right day. Although everybody is different, many people like to pick days in which they will be busy at work, but not too stressed – rather than being around the house with nothing to think about except food.

  • Plan your eating the day before – this ensures you will have what you need available and you won’t plan your eating when you are already hungry.

  • Drink plenty of water –  helps fill you up, and also prevents headaches.

  • Head to our FastDay community! People love to help each other get through the day – and there is so much to learn from your fellow fasters.

  • Read more about how to plan and manage a fast day.

3. What should I eat on a fast day?

  • We’ve put together our favourite fast day recipes from around the web. Get ready to be inspired!

  • We’ve also reviewed the best prepared meals out there –  if cooking isn’t your thing check out our recommended prepared meals for fasters.

  • Finally, check out our buzz section, which is full of food ideas  to inspire you.

4. Shall I invest in any useful stuff for intermittent fasting?

  • Whilst you don’t need anything to begin this Way of Eating, there is some equipment we’d recommend, like a set of smart scales, an exercise tracker and a blood test. Many people buy handbooks and recipe books as well.

Learn more about useful stuff for intermittent fasting.