If this is your first time visiting our website and you would like information on our medical weight loss program just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa will schedule your free weight loss consultation. This article is part 1 about the basics of following a keto diet and combining it with Intermittent fasting. This article is not intended to be used as medical advice and before starting any type of nutrition plan you should discuss it with your Physician. If you have any health issues such as diabetes do not attempt these diet plans without being supervised by a medical provider.

Many people are looking to follow a ketogenic diet and they’re looking to combined it with intermittent fasting. What I have found to be the easiest way to begin intermittent fasting is trying not to eat breakfast. A general rule of thumb can be that you simply eat only when you are hungry.

So if you are not hungry first thing in the morning you do not have to force yourself to eat.  Many new people come into our office thinking that they are following an intermittent fasting program that they designed themselves and they are not losing weight on their own. For most of these people the reason why they are not losing weight is that they are eating when they are not hungry.

They are still following the model that has everyone eating 6 times a day. You see, when you have a good healthy dinner and then you go to bed your body is fasting while you are asleep.  when you wake up in the morning your body should normally be in fat burning mode. That’s right, your body it’s starting to burn its own fat.

Then when you have that big breakfast that causes your insulin levels to rise and this causes your sugar levels to decrease which will will make you hungry a few hours later. When you wake up in the morning, if you are hungry or not really depends upon what you ate the night before.

If you are eating the right types of food for dinner, you really should not wake up hungry the next morning. If you are eating the right foods and following an intermittent fasting eating protocol you should wake up in the morning not being hungry.

When I personally first started intermittent fasting I didn’t really get hungry until 11 a.m. . So for me my first meal of the day was at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and dinner.  As time went on and my body adjusted to this way of eating I pushed my first meal of the day back to 12:00 noon, then 1pm and now I have my first meal of the day at 2 pm .

If for some reason I wake up very hungry in the morning I have a breakfast consisting of good healthy protein, good healthy fats and vegetables. If I do not have time to prepare a proper breakfast I will make a protein drink with our protein powder mixed with a cup of water, a teaspoon of MCT oil and 2-3 handfuls of a leafy green vegetable.

People who are practicing intermittent fasting for some time and our now  an advanced level of intermittent fasting have a goal of eating 2 meals a day and some eventually go to one meal a day. Many of our Intermittent fasting people eat 2 to 3 meals a day with the allowed snacks but most people follow our Pseudo-Intermittent fasting diet. With this program people eat all of the food groups for an 8 hour period and outside of those 8 hours you can eat your protein, vegetables and healthy fats but try to avoid your starchy carbohydrates like bread, pizza, pasta, rice, etc… and fruit.

I hope you have enjoyed this article.  Next week I will be posting part 2. In part 2, I will review some of the better food choices for a ketogenic diet.

If you are looking to lose weight or improve your overall health and wellness I invite you to call and schedule your free weight loss consultation. Just call us at 215-821-7336 and Lisa will gladly schedule your free weight loss consultation.

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