When people come to us, their primary goal is to lose weight quickly. In this post, we’ll explore an intermittent fasting morning workout that blasts belly fat to help you meet your weight loss goals that much faster.
But before we dive in, you might be asking yourself – what is intermittent fasting?
Simply put, intermittent fasting, also known as IF, is limiting your window of eating to only a few hours a day.
While fasting, you can’t eat anything, but you can drink water, tea, and coffee as long as they are free from sugar and artificial sweeteners, and under 30 calories.
In doing so, you deplete your stored glycogen and force your body to burn fat for fuel.
The Most Popular Intermittent Fasting Models
The 16/8 Model
You don’t eat for 16 hours (your fasting window), and then have an eating window of 8 hours.
This is the most popular and widely used model.
Because a lot of people prefer to fast while they are sleeping, your eating window may look like this:
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and fast from 5:01 p.m. to 8:59 a.m.
- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and fast from 6:01 p.m. to 9:59 a.m. or
- Noon to 8 p.m. and fast grom 8:01 p.m. to 11:59 a.m. (This is perfect for people who are not a fan of eating breakfast type foods)
The great thing about the 16/8 model is it allows for regularly scheduled daily eating, so you can adjust the eating window to what suits your needs best.
For example, if you have to eat in the morning because you take medication that requires food, you can move your fasting window accordingly.
The OMAD Model
Also referred to as the one meal a day model.
In this method, as you may have guessed, you eat one meal daily, and fast for the rest of the day.
The Eat – Stop – Eat Model
This method requires you don’t eat anything for a full 24 hours once or twice a week.
A 24-hour fast is actually the kickoff of our 21-Day Fat Loss Challenge.
The reason for this is that it helps your body begin to detox, so you’ll have fewer cravings throughout the 21 days of the challenge.
Why Intermittent Fasting is Good for Weight Loss
Now that you know what IF is, you may be wondering why anyone would subject themselves to what may be viewed as voluntary starvation.
Isn’t it dangerous?
No! It’s safe and easy to do, even if you’re completely new to fasting.
In truth, IF is as natural as the sun rising and setting in terms of our evolution.
In fact, breakfast literally came from the phrase break fast as it’s when a person would break their fast that occurs during the many hours of sleep.
Not only is it considered safe by many health and wellness professionals, but the benefits of doing it are also plentiful.
Some of the benefits of intermittent fasting are:
- Improved hormonal levels
- An increase in human growth hormone
- Cells will repair faster
- Lower stress and inflammation over time
- An increase in insulin sensitivity
- Burn fat faster
And that’s the key! To blast belly fat.
Which brings us to our main goal of this post – to share with you an intermittent fasting morning workout that helps you to lose weight.
The Best Intermittent Fasting Morning Workout
The best choice for an intermittent fasting morning workout is to practice light yoga for 30 minutes to an hour.
Your body responds more positively to yoga when you’re fasting.
As Yoga Synergy explains, “On a physical level, going without solid food clears the intestines and allows students to explore yoga postures that aren’t as accessible when the gut is full. On a more subtle level, fasting can markedly increase flexibility and help energy flow better.”
Because you’re in a fasting state, your body is already burning fat. Adding a low impact exercise like yoga to the mix just puts that fat burning on hyperdrive.
Note: You shouldn’t exceed 60 minutes of exercise while fasting, and you must stick to low-intensity workouts.
The reason you don’t want to overdo it is that you’re consuming fewer calories. Your body is already doing a lot of work as it adjusts to your new way of eating.
It’s completely normal to need more rest, to have lower energy levels, and to feel almost like you have the flu while you’re getting used to IF.
As you adjust it can be uncomfortable, but it’s worth it!
As you workout and consume the carb reserves in your body, the only fuel source your body will have to pull from for energy is the fat.
As you burn that, you’ll lose weight and inches faster than ever before.
If you’re looking for a complete yoga plan to help you do this, you can check out our Yoga Fat Loss Bible.
Not a fan of yoga?
That’s okay. We’ve got you covered!
Here are some additional intermittent fasting morning workout options:
- Light jogging
- Low impact cardio
- Low-intensity bicycling
- Light weight lifting
Whatever workout you choose, just make sure you consume plenty of water, keep it low impact, and take several rests as needed.
A Full Diet Plan with Intermittent Fasting
Our 21-Day Fat Loss Challenge is built to help you lose 10-21 pounds in just 21 days, and intermittent fasting is just one of the simple, effective tools we use to help you shed pounds fast.
If you have more than 21 pounds to lose, our challenge was designed to be repeated as many times as you want in order to reach your goal weight.
Plus, our methods get your body, mindset and digestive system in balance so you actually keep the weight off!
The best part?
You don’t even have to exercise to lose weight with the 21-Day Fat Loss Challenge.
Tons of our clients have turned it into a lifestyle diet and have lost as much as over 100 pounds with the diet!
Always remember that the most difficult part of starting a new healthy habit is FOLLOWING THROUGH. Make sure to show up today and give your best to your new fasting and exercise regimen. You deserve it!
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Hey y’all. My name is Cathy, a former junk-food loving carb-aholic turned nutrition and fitness enthusiast. Here at Avocadu, we believe that a nutrient-rich diet is EVERYTHING when it comes to your health and well-being. Our motto is “Healthy from the Inside Out”! As a Certified Keto Coach, I specialize in teaching others how to lose weight through healthy, low-carb eating.