Get Started With 31 Daily Weight Loss Challenges For January 2020

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Fast to Accelerate Weight Loss

Along with a healthy diet and exercise, intermittent fasting can help you move the scale in 2020. You’ll typically lose as much weight practicing intermittent fasting as with a continuous calorie restriction diet that limits your energy intake to 80% of your daily needs. But healthier food choices and greater calorie restriction in conjunction with any IF schedule can help you accelerate weight loss.

Increase

your fiber intake for gut health and satiety between meals

Increase

your lean protein intake if needed to improve satiety and muscle mass

Stick

to your fast-day calorie goals

Eat

early in the day

Shorten

your daily eating window (eat fewer hours per day)

Avoid

energy-dense meals and snacks, especially at night

Eliminate

added sugars


References:

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