Go-To Foods For Breaking Your Fast / Intermittent Fasting Help

Have you heard about intermittent fasting as a way to lose weight and feel better?  It’s been something that has been growing in popularity and it’s easy to see why.  Intermittent fasting isn’t necessarily a ‘diet’ but more of a lifestyle.  Instead of denying yourself, you just delay. 

Go-To Foods For Breaking Your Fast / Intermittent Fasting Help 

What Is Intermittent Fasting?

There are several popular ways to intermittent fast.

  1. Partial Day Fasting.  So, for example, with the 16/8 Method you would fast for 16 hours each day and then eat during an 8 hour window.  (You can choose if you want to do a 16/8, 18/6, etc.)
  2. The 5:2 diet: Fast for 2 entire days per week.
  3. Eat-Stop-Eat: Do a 24-hour fast, once or twice a week.
  4. Alternate-day fasting: Fast every other day.
  5. The Warrior Diet: Fast during the day, eat a huge meal at night.
  6. Spontaneous meal skipping: Skip meals when convenient.

Intermittent fasting is definitely not for everyone.  It’s not something that anyone needs to do but it can be another tool in the toolbox that can be useful for some people.

Personally, I was able to lose 15 pounds in 2020 through the use of 18/6 intermittent fasting.

Unique Individuals = Unique Results

While we are all highly unique individuals, and the foods that make one person feel well, and support their goals, don’t always work well for other people. Focus on the clean fast. Experiment and figure out what foods and eating schedule works for your body and support your goals.

Over time with fasting our bodies are naturally drawn to healthier foods. With appetite correction we learn to eat the appropriate amounts of food for our bodies on any particular day.

Nobody knows what works for your body, except you.  But here is a list of great options you may want to try:

  • Fruit
  • Oatmeal
  • Avocado Toast
    Go-To Foods For Breaking Your Fast / Intermittent Fasting Help
  • Peanut Butter On Crackers
  • Peanuts
  • Fresh Veggies
  • Smoothie Bowl
  • Scrambled Eggs/Omlet
    Go-To Foods For Breaking Your Fast / Intermittent Fasting Help
  • Boiled Egg
  • Big Bowl Of Greens
  • Protein Shake
  • Hearty Soup
  • Large Salad
  • Acai Bowls
  • Handful Of Nuts
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  • Apple Slices With Peanut Butter
  • Blackberries
  • Celery, Kale, And Beet Leaf Juice Concoction
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Turkey And Bacon Tomato Basil Wrap
  • Hummus And Grapes
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Popcorn

  • Peanut Butter And Jelly Smoothie (sneak in some spinach for added nutrients)
  • Celery Sticks And Jalapeño Pimento Cheese
  • Cliff Bar
  • Cheese Stick Rolled In Sliced Deli Roast Beef
  • Apple With Almond Butter
  • Greek Yogurt With Granola
    Go-To Foods For Breaking Your Fast / Intermittent Fasting Help
  • Braised Short Ribs With Fingerling Potatoes And Roasted Mushrooms
  • Banana And Hard Boiled Egg

Fast clean. Eat delicious food. Enjoy Life. Repeat.

So tell me, have you ever tried intermittent fasting?

This post currently has 17 responses.

  • Sarah L

    Those are all good food to eat, fasting or not. I love omelets and avocado toast.

  • Peggy Nunn

    I have not tried it. I feel better if I have 6 tiny meals a day. It just works best for me. I am not diabetic but my sugar does spike and drop. This works best for my body but this is interesting for my husband.

  • monique s

    Thanks for the food ideas. There are so many options and guess you need to try and see what works for you.

  • Lauryn R

    I have never done intermittent fasting on purpose before, but this sounds like something I do often naturally. I have never been a big food person, I do love it but never in big portions. I love snacking throughout the day, and eating healthier makes me feel so much better and have more energy.

  • Dana Rodriguez

    I love anything with avocado. Never have tried fasting. I know it works well for some people.

  • gloria patterson

    I have read a little about intermittent fasting but have never really got serious about doing it. And I don’t know why. I think it is something I could do but it is just something that you have to make your self do. All the food and the pictures made me so hungry

  • Peggy Nunn

    I like these ideas as a very good snack. Thank you for all the good suggestions.

  • Helga Romoser

    I learned a lot about fasting here! We fast during Lent so this info helps.

  • Leela

    Tis the season for fasting.

  • Peggy Nunn

    I keep looking at this list. It is such a great list of items I just want as my morning snack. Thank you for sharing.

  • monique s

    I have heard so many good things about berries and the antioxidants they have that help with health by fighting free radicals

  • monique s

    I have been trying it this week. It takes a bit of getting used to but I have had positive impacts. Thanks for the tips on break fast foods

  • Tina Alexander

    Thanks for the variety of recipes for intermittent fasting. I have found intermittent fasting to be beneficial.

  • monique s

    the food ideas are really helpful and great to have ready to go as one is on a fairly specific schedule

  • Elizabeth Tierce-Miller

    I have not done the fasting but I am about to start an artificial sugar detox so most of this will be great options for me with that as well..

  • monique s

    I am going to try IM again. I think it will help me feel better. Hope I can stick to it

  • Ashley Parks

    I need to eat more wholesome at breakfast time, but I always feel stuck in a rut. These ideas are great! I actually had popcorn for breakfast last weekend, but it wasn’t very filling. I’ll have to try some apple slices in almond butter tomorrow morning.

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