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7-Day Challenge to Incorporate Intermittent Fasting in Your Diet

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It’s that time again, GR8 friends! We’ve waved hello to 2020 with the best of intentions and settled our claims, but what’s next? It’s about time for a challenge. Raise the stakes and lower the food intake, we’ve got a fasting challenge for you.

Guidelines Before You Go

  • Consult with a physician to make sure it’s safe for you
  • Keep careful attention to how you feel before, during, and after the process
  • Assess if you have any existing health concerns that may interfere negatively

What This Challenge Can Do for You

Ready to see how far your discipline can take you? Looking to take your fitness and health to the next level? Aiming to shed some pounds and sharpen your willpower? Curious to see how your body would respond to a new way of eating? This challenge is for you.

Should you accept, understand that there is more to gain than what you’ve got to lose (yes, even in weight!). Learn how to incorporate intermittent fasting with a 360 approach, including strategies to cope with the change and carry you along with consistency.

After this challenge, intermittent fasting might just become second nature.

Potential Benefits

Intermittent fasting, or the process of restricting food for allotted portions of the day, can be approached in several ways. Outside of intermittent fasting for religion, popular methods to incorporate it for health benefits include integrating a one-time fast for a period of time, or alternating fasting days and hours.

For this challenge, we will be exploring the 16:8 method, which is fasting for sixteen hours and eating within an eight-hour window. We chose this method for its diverse manageability when it comes to working for a multitude of schedules and lifestyles.

People who love intermittent fasting already might recommend it to you if:

  • You’d like to improve your metabolism, heart, brain, or liver health
  • Your gut health could use a reset
  • Your discipline could use a boost

7-Day Challenge to Incorporating Intermittent Fasting in Your Diet

Welcome to the GR8NESS 7-Days to Incorporating Intermittent Fasting Challenge! This challenge will take you on a supportive journey as you work intermittent fasting into your schedule for one week.

We’ll explore the 16:8 technique, meaning eating is done in an 8-hour window and fasting for 16.

It’s not easy to switch up eating habits, but we know that with a little strategic self-love, you’ll rise to the challenge.

First: Choose an 8-hour window. We recommend something like: 9am-5pm, 10am-6pm, or 12pm-8pm.

Day 1: Mantra Monday

Repeat after me: “My body is strong, capable, incredible, and adaptable to change.”

Day 2: Thirsty Tuesday

Time to up that water intake, you’ll thank us later.

Day 3: Work It Out Wednesday

Challenge yourself with some strength training.

Day 4: Thriving Thursday

Ready for a sugar detox?

Day 5: Feed Me Friday

Enjoy a cauliflower-swap recipe.

Day 6: Self-Care Saturday

Let’s meditate.

Day 7: Congratulations

That was fast, wasn’t it? Congratulations, you’ve completed #theGR8Fast Challenge!

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Amanda is a GR8NESS contributing writer who lives in celebration of self care, and endeavors to approach all things with a student mentality. Her love for the study of self-development is rooted in fitness, holistic wellness, and skin care. She is an advocate for mental health; and hopes to connect others to their own way of daring to care.
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