Learn to do intermittent fasting (IF) the right way. This unique, flexible, and food-focused approach provides everything you need to safely and deliciously implement IF for great results and long-term success.
Research shows that intermittent fasting can be effective not just for weight loss but ameliorating diabetes, high cholesterol, inflammation, and more, all while improving body composition. However, while there is growing research on the what of IF (eating less is good for us), there has been little information on the how of timing, nutrition, and meal-planning—until now.
Not eating is only one piece of the puzzle! Fasting needs to be balanced with adequate food intake and nourishing, nutrient-dense ingredients. Sought-after special diets chef and wellness advocate Nicole Poirier shows you exactly how to do this in the Intermittent Fasting Cookbook.
Start your IF journey with a complete physiological overview of fasting and its many benefits. Then explore the most common IF protocols, including 16:8, one meal a day, alternate day fasting, 5:2, intuitive fasting, and extended fasting. An FAQ section addresses every question you have and tips on food journaling, meal planning, and mindfulness practices aid your success. Using the included worksheet, you can customize your plan, set your goals, and measure your starting point.
With your personalized IF plan in place, Nicole teaches you how to obtain the most nutrition in the reduced amount of time you have with colorful, natural, whole food ingredients, highlighting anti-inflammatory and appetite-suppressing choices. Over 70 delicious, superfood-based recipes transform your eating window into a soul-inspiring feast. They include:
Dark Chocolate Almond Power Balls
Bacon, Basil, and Tomato Quiche-Lettes
Red Lentil, Vegetable, and Coconut Soup
Baby Spinach, Blueberry, and Goat Cheese Salad with Crispy Tempeh
Barbecue Chicken and Charred Onion Personal Pizzas
Quick Korean-Flavored Marinated Beef & Kimchi Kale Fried Rice
Curry Vegetables with Dhal & Crunchy Almond Topping
Wherever you are on your health journey, find out how easy, adaptable, and forgiving IF can be with the Intermittent Fasting Cookbook.