The Ultimate Guide to Intermittent Fasting

By: Crown Asia
The Ultimate Guide to Intermittent Fasting

This diet trend can be a sustainable lifestyle if you do it right.

Intermittent fasting, or more popularly known as IF, has become one of the most popular eating trends in the world. Although it may seem like any other weight loss trend, it can actually be a good way of regulating your food intake and energy patterns, and is relatively easy to incorporate into any kind of lifestyle — including yours!

You can do it in the comforts of your condo in Laguna, but make sure to read beforehand about the effects of this type of fasting to other people so that you will be having an idea on what to expect once you start undergoing the intermittent fasting.

So if you’ve been meaning to shed a few pounds recently, here’s a quick guide to make IF work for you and your lifestyle.

What is Intermittent Fasting?

How do I start

Intermittent fasting is a pattern of cycling between periods of eating and fasting. Any time you are not eating, you are intermittently fasting. In fact, it is a very natural part of living. You probably already do this between dinner and breakfast, for a period of 10-12 hours (including sleep). During this time, your body draws the energy it needs from energy stores, such as excess body fat. Fasting allows your body to use up this energy.

What are the benefits of Intermittent fasting?

What are the benefits of Intermittent fasting

Regular intermittent fasting can help boost your metabolism and regulate insulin levels, apart from making you eat less calories in a day. If done regularly, Intermittent fasting can reduce the risk of certain diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. This combination of beneficial effects make IF a very effective way to lose weight, combat disease, and stay healthy.

Aside from this, your growth hormones may also see an increase, facilitating muscle growth and fat loss. Your body will see a change in metabolism and cellular repair processes are boosted, keeping your body clean and functional. Intermittent fasting is also found to be good for maintaining brain cells, and can protect against neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.

How do I start?

What is Intermittent Fasting

The most popular Intermittent fasting method is the 16/8 method, which is a type of time restricting method. Here, eating is restricted to a period of 8 hours (ex. start at 12NN and finish at 8PM), and fasting is done for 16 hours. You can pick any interval in the day depending on your daily schedule. Its versatility has made it a popular fasting method that is simple, healthy, and sustainable.

There are different methods of doing intermittent fasting to suit your needs and goals. For example, you can start out with an easier 12-hour fasting period before doing the 16/8 method. Other Intermittent fasting methods include:


Fasting for 24 hours (ex. from lunch to lunch) once or twice a week

5/2 method intermittent fasting is a good method:

Consuming 500-600 calories on two days of the week, then eating normally on the other five days

Alternate day fasting :

Limiting your calorie intake (ex. only 500 calories) every other day, and resuming with regular healthy intake on other days

Alternatively, you can do IF by skipping meals when convenient—like when you’re not hungry or don’t have time to prepare a meal. In any case, you can experiment with different methods and see which works best for you!

What can and can’t I eat in the duration of the fasting?

What can and can’t I eat in the duration of the fasting

Luckily, there are no food restrictions when it comes to intermittent fasting, but its benefits are still most felt when eating healthy food such as grains, veggies, lean protein, and healthy fats. Be careful as well not to overeat or binge during your chosen eating periods.

You can also drink water, black coffee, or tea during the fasting period to help you combat initial feelings of hunger and stay energized. It’s just as important to stay hydrated, too!

Just a word of caution though, not everyone is suited for doing intermittent fasting, lack of food intake and of course prolonged time of being hungry because of the fasting can lead to unwanted effects such as low energy, difficulty in doing simple tasks and even dizziness and being prone to being fatigued easily,

Intermittent fasting is all about balance, consciousness, and developing a healthy and sustainable relationship with your body. After all, consistency is key. If taking on IF is something you’re unsure about for any reason, consulting a nutritionist or fitness expert may be a good step to take. Remember that it’s all about doing what’s best for your health! Hopefully, this guide helps you start building a healthier lifestyle — and creating the beautiful life you deserve!

Living Healthy Starts in your Condo in Laguna

Living Healthy Starts in your Condo in Laguna

Fasting is not the only method you can do to achieve a healthy lifestyle and of course your desired body shape. It also start with living in an environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle.

Make sure that you partner fasting and any diet there is with proper sleep and exercise.

With this in mind, its good to choose a home where you can freely jog around and enjoy the fresh air of the suburbs. Communities like that of Crown Asia’s Valenza Mansions is a great option if you want to mix your fasting with a lifestyle that promotes peace and balance.

Valenza Mansions, promotes a healthy lifestyle in its community

Valenza Mansions

The offering of condo in Laguna by Valenza Mansions offers you a chance to live in a community that has open spaces for your morning jog or exercise routines while breathing in fresh, crisp, cool air from the suburbs.

Valenza Mansions is also a stone throw away from life’s daily conveniences, like grocery chains, gyms, schools and other essential commercial establishments. A condo in Laguna by Valenza Mansions means that you can enjoy easy access to what ever you want, it is also along the famed Sta. Rosa – Tagaytay Road which means that you can visit the famous city of Tagaytay on the weekend if you want to unwind and enjoy its signature cool breeze.

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