Intermittent Fasting: How Many Calories?

Intermittent Fasting: How Many Calories?

February 28, 2020 0 By Ewald Bahringer


you’re intermittent fasting but how many
calories can you eat let’s talk about that
so I get this question a lot lately and that is how many calories are you eating
they know that I’m eating once a day but they’re wondering how many calories and
I have to give them the very unsatisfying answer I don’t know I only
know that I eat once a day that’s my only rule I do that Monday
through Saturday just one meal per day during that one meal per day I do not
restrict calories I do not count my calories I do not track my calories now
let me be clear there are some intermittent fasting people out there
that will still tell you you need to track your calories everything it’s just
not something I do so let me tell you about my experience with counting
calories back in 2015 you know I’d start weighing myself and I
was trying to figure out how to lose weight and I started in a minute fasting
and but it was a really short window a fasting that I was doing and so I
decided well I’m gonna also count calories and do macros and all this
stuff and so what ended up happening was I drove myself crazy because I started
out you know I would use my Fitbit whatever it was telling me I was burning
in calorie count I would use that to say okay I need to be at a deficit and I
would log all of my food and I saw no results so the next thing I did was I
said well I must not be doing this right so I started measuring my food and
tracking it still and it still wasn’t working now maybe it was just being
impatient I don’t know but then I started really driving myself crazy I
started weighing all my food it was absolutely driving me bonkers it made me
feel completely deprived it really put me in a bad place because let me tell
you like when you measure out a quarter cup of like shredded cheese and then
you’re like sprinkling it on your taco I just I hated that I felt like it’s so
unfair that I’m having to do this like you know measure my stuff and then
everybody else to the table was just you know piling on as much as they wanted
and the thing is is I love big portions and that’s really why I landed on this
plan I did not want to have to sit there and weigh my food and track it the
reason why intermittent fasting works for me eating one big meal a day I can
still have those big portions that I really like without having to track my
calories otherwise at least that’s what’s worked for me I’m the type of
person who if I’m gonna put butter on my roll it’s gonna be a slathering of
butter you know if I’m gonna put cheese on top of something it’s gonna be a
whole lot of cheese it’s just how I like it so if you’re curious as to
what I eat a couple of months ago I did post a video that was called
intermittent fasting meal plan and in on my website on the actual blog post I
listed everything that I ate for that previous week and so you can really get
an idea and you can really see I do not restrict any kind of foods I will eat
whatever I want for my meal some nights of spaghetti other nights it’s steak some
nights it’s beans and rice it’s just all the different foods so I think the way
this intermittent fasting plan works for me I am in some sort of caloric deficit
I just don’t really know how many calories I’m burning or how many I’m
consuming I just see the evidence of the caloric deficit when my weight is going
down so I’m curious to know about your experiences with counting calories do
you do intermittent fasting with counting calories I don’t but you know
maybe you have had success with it let me know in the comments below I love to
see all the different ways people are found to lose weight and be successful
at it and I know there are people out there who have had tremendous success
with counting calories so thanks for watching and be sure to LIKE comment and
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