Intermittent fasting is not about restricting yourself in terms of food quantity or
calories. It's not about starving yourself! It's simply a matter of reducing the length of time
you eat, but not the volume. Of course, it is not a question of overfilling oneself during the
period when one eats to compensate, it is enough to eat normally, to one's hunger.
Intermittent fasting is not supposed to be torture, it is a choice that is made for different
reasons but it must be well lived and chosen. Nor is it an excuse to throw yourself into junk
food and everything and everything for the 8 hours we eat under the pretext that we fasted for
16 hours and that we can go all out. It all depends on your eating habits and physical activity.
If you are highly physically active, it is not recommended to fast too long. This method is
often intended for people with low physical activity. There are bound to be times when you
are hungry because you are not used to spacing meals so much, but your body gets used to it.
It's easier to keep up when you're busy.
Intermittent fasting and low carbohydrate rations are strongly discouraged for children and
adolescents who need calories for their growth!
Tips for intermittent fasting on a plant-based diet:
A typical day:
Breakfast: When you wake up and in the morning: Drink lots of water and herbal teas. Get a vegetable
juice if you’re really hungry (and not a smoothie that contains fiber and that will boost your
digestion). Try to eat carrots, apple, and parsley, which also help to cleanse your body and
especially your liver.
Lunch: Raw vegetables/vegetables cooked at will and a portion of cereals, vegetables +
Nuts, seeds, seaweed.
Snack: Everything that can be eaten and that you want! Cake, smoothie, fruit, pancakes. Or
nothing, if you eat well at lunch and you’re not hungry. You might want to snack again, but
always in this 8-hour range.
Dinner: Large quantities of vegetables and whole grains. Often a slice of bread with a
homemade spread. And sometimes peanuts for an aperitif. Because. And peanuts are full of
Working with so few carbohydrates:
We're hungry at first. After all, it depends on the desired effect. The best diet is the one that is
maintained over the long term. It must under no circumstances be restrictive, privative or
generate anxiety. But it is necessary to take into account the time of adaptation at the level of
the organism. This fast is intended for people who have a low level of physical activity. If
you have a physically tiring job or if you do a lot of sports, it goes without saying that you
need more carbohydrates at mealtimes. There are programs reserved for athletes who practice
intermittent fasting. In high season. For others always drink. Water, herbal teas, vegetable
juices. And the more hungry you are, the sooner your body is full, and the less you eat at
mealtime. It is not a question of arriving at the table crawling, livid and shaking.