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Quick tips to starting intermittent fasting

  1. Start slow: Begin with a shorter fasting period, such as 12 hours, and gradually increase the duration over time.

  2. Choose a fasting schedule that works for you: There are several methods of intermittent fasting, such as the 16/8 method, alternate day fasting, or the 5:2 method. Choose a schedule that fits your lifestyle and preferences.

  3. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water and other non-caloric beverages during your fasting period to stay hydrated.

  4. Plan your meals: Plan your meals in advance to ensure that you are getting adequate nutrients and to prevent overeating during your eating window.

  5. Eat nutrient-dense foods: Choose whole, nutrient-dense foods during your eating window to ensure that you are getting all of the necessary vitamins and minerals.

  6. Listen to your body: If you feel dizzy, weak, or excessively hungry during your fasting period, it may not be the right approach for you. It's important to listen to your body and adjust your approach accordingly.

  7. Consult with your doctor: If you have any underlying medical conditions or take medication, it's important to consult with your doctor before starting intermittent fasting.

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