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5 Motivations

to Keep the Fast in Daily Intermittent Fasting


Use an App

Seeing how much time you have fasted and how much time you have left in your daily fasting window can be extremely motivating. When you are tempted to eat, flip to your app and see how many hours of fasting you already have behind you. When you consider that your body usually goes into fat burning mode between 12 and 16 hours into a daily fast, seeing you are, say, at the 14 hour mark can be just the motivation you need to keep going!

If you have an app that averages your last seven days of fasting, you can gain even more motivation. Seeing that you are a little short of your daily average goal can be just the motivation you need to go a little longer today. Plus, checking your app periodically throughout the day can be the perfect distraction when hunger strikes.


Talk to Yourself

In the book, “What to Say When You Talk to Yourself,” the author teaches that the brain, just like a computer that you program, believes anything you tell it. Tell it good things about yourself and your fasting journey!

Each day tell yourself that you are a great faster. That you control food, not the other way around. That each day you turn your body into a fat burning machine. And that YOU re successful. Your brain will believe it—and tell your body to act accordingly.


Brush Your Teeth

Starting (and continuing) rituals are known for their motivating powers. Brushing your teeth can be a starting or continuing ritual for your daily fast.

When you brush your teeth in the morning, say aloud, “I’m fasting today—and I’ll still have fresh breath.” When you are struggling continuing on until your eating window, brush your teeth and say, “I’m keeping the fast for XX more hours.”


Use Physical Actions to Tell Your Body You Are Fasting

Physical actions, sometimes considered a step above visualization, can work wonders to keep you fasting. Consider the physical act of closing a pretend window when it’s time for your fast to begin. Say the word, “My window is closed.” (Some days you might need to lock it too!)

Closing and locking the window when temptations strike is another great way to physically tell yourself that the fast is not ending. Sometimes you might need to slam the window and double lock it!


Apply Mel Robbins’ Five Second Rule

In Robbins’ book, she describes how counting down from 5 to 1 and then doing whatever needs done has been changing lives in so many areas—finances, health, procrastination, relationships, business, and much more.

Tap on your thigh and say, “5-4-3-2-1–fast 6” (or however many fasting hours you have remaining) or “5-4-3-2-1–fast time.! This is so motivating and empowering!


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