DON’T GIVE UP ON INTERMITTENT FASTING
So you’ve been fasting for awhile now and it’s starting to get to you. You are totally committed but you don’t see the scale moving. Social media transformation Tuesday pictures are frustrating you. All these people online are losing weight but you have only lost a few pounds. This article is a pep talk just for you and no one else.
Don’t be discouraged. It’s time for you to celebrate your non-scale victories (NSV)! NSV’s are victories that are related to all the benefits of IF besides weight loss.
Stop whatever you are doing and take your measurements. If you don’t have a measuring tape. Try on a pair of pants or a shirt that you bought 2 years ago that is too small for you. Your goal was to lose weight and fit into those pants. Remember that. What’s interesting about IF is that some of you will lose inches before you lose weight. Keep trying on that shirt and watch as you get closer to being able to fit it.
When was the last time you had a physical? When you are in a fasted state your body heals itself. Cells are regenerated. Lower blood pressure, A1C levels and triglycerides are all NSV’s many intermittent fasters have experienced. More reason to hang in there and continue to IF. Intermittent fasting has also been known to lower inflammation in the body. Another NSV. You may notice that your seasonal allergies and arthritis have improved. I’ve even seen testimonials about improvements in IBS and Crohn’s disease.
Remember the nonscale victories. If you are consistent your body will heal and you will see weight loss.