A Personalised Approach to Intermittent Fasting
Meet ‘Data Driven Fasting’ – it’s a first of its kind, personalised approach to intermittent fasting that uses data to guide your daily fasting routine. Traditional intermittent fasting methods rely on prescribing you a particular eating window, forcing you into certain eating patterns without taking into account whether a person is actually suited for that specific approach.
How is Data Driven Fasting Different?
- Popular fasting protocols don’t use data to guide you when you should eat and when to skip a meal
Most of the popular protocols were invented from an individual’s personal experience, without relying on any hard data.
Without personalisation to the individual, any fasting method is almost guaranteed to be unsustainable and result in failure. So, if you see someone on Facebook doing the 16:8 or 20:4 methods, it does NOT mean it will work for you!
Unlike these popular protocols, Data Driven Fasting uses data to determine YOUR perfect eating window on a daily basis, ensuring consistent results.
- Popular fasting protocols don’t do anything to retrain your healthy appetite signals so you don’t develop an eating disorder
Whilst it’s imperative to know that you don’t need to be eating all the time, trying to maintain a fixed calorie target or a rigid eating pattern will drive eating disorders as you lose touch with your healthy appetite signals.
A quantified approach to mindful eating should be central when practising intermittent fasting – something which is taken into account through Data Driven Fasting
- Other fasting methods don’t tell you how to correctly break a fast and fill your body with nutrients to stop you bingeing later.
Where people most commonly come unstuck with fasting is when they refeed (or ‘break the fast’).
What you eat after you fast is critical to achieving long term benefits from your fasting.
Many fasting proponents, with their fear of the short term insulin response to food, cause their followers to consume low satiety, energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods that leave them in a constant binge/restrict cycle. Causing these people to lease and regain the same few kilos, with achieving the long term results they hoped for.
What does Data Driven Fasting use to drive people’s fasting needs?
Data Driven Fasting uses 3 primary tools to guide your daily fasting routine:
- Glucose Monitor
They take you through the process of baselining your glucose readings to establish your personalised ‘Trigger Point’ of when you should start eating.
If your blood glucose reading is below your personalised Trigger Point then you can enjoy a meal. On the contrary, if your glucose reading is about the Trigger value, then you’ll learn to prolong your fast.
If you would prefer not to track your glucose, Data Driven Fasting also has an option of using your weight trend to guide your daily fasting decisions.
- Quantified Mindful Eating
Data Driven Fasting uses a quantified approach to determine whether you are experiencing true hunger or emotional hunger. This approach lets you train your hunger and fullness cues without falling into an eating disorder.
So, if you want to try intermittent fasting and lose some weight, don’t fall into the trap of using a generic intermittent fasting method just because it’s popular, because chances are it probably won’t work for you.
Give Data Driven Fasting a try, you may just surprise yourself!
For more information, head to www.datadrivenfasting.com.