10. Try intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting is when you move through periods of eating and not eating throughout the day – such as fasting between bedtime and lunch time – or eating between 10-5pm. Science provides a solid reason for why it helps with weight loss – as when we don’t eat, insulin levels decrease and as we lose weight when insulin drops, it’s easy to see why it works.
It’s not just about fasting for periods of time though – when you eat could be just as crucial, as night time eating has long been linked to obesity. It’s not easy to go for long stretches without food, so if you’re going to try this one, make sure you stay hydrated and never take it to extremes.
Condensing your eating time down into 8 hours, instead of spreading out meals over 12, is one recommended way to fast – one study monitored a group who did this and it was discovered they had lower insulin levels than the control group, who consumed their meals over 12 hours.