Did you have a specific goal in mind when starting intermittent fasting? Losing weight, looking fresher or becoming healthier?
Most people put their focus on their bodies. But intermittent fasting also affects your mental well-being. Yes, intermittent fasting can trigger feelings of happiness!
In this blog post you will learn more about the underlying processes.
Why does intermittent fasting make you happy?
Conscious breaks from eating trigger many health-promoting processes in your body. They do not only make us feel better on a physical but also on a mental level!
1. Intermittent fasting helps you improve the way you feel about your body.
Fasting teaches you to listen to your body’s signals and to read them properly. One example is the sense of hunger many people lose due to constant eating. By taking conscious breaks, your body learns to identify actual hunger and real need for energy – or the lack thereof. By the way, you also reduce food cravings.
Another great side effect: After fasting, food tastes much more intense and therefore especially good.
2. Intermittent fasting helps you to find your inner balance.
Intermittent fasting can help you become more balanced and satisfied in the long run.
Taking regular breaks from eating helps you to focus on your needs and reflect on yourself. Over time, you’ll develop a better sense of your needs. And you’ll learn to allow yourself breaks when needed. You realize: It doesn’t always have to be the fast lane. It’s perfectly okay to do things at your pace. As a result, you are less stressed and strengthen your inner balance.
3. Intermittent fasting boosts your performance.
When fasting, your body switches into some kind of economical metabolism. When this mode is activated, many amazing things take place.
- make sure that your brain cells can regenerate optimally,
- promote nerve growth in your brain,
- and thus increase your ability to concentrate.
More productivity and better focus are no surprise then. And the good feeling of a completed to-do list is your bonus on top.
4. Intermittent fasting strengthens your self-control and gives you a sense of safety.
Each fasting trains your ability to resist cravings, temptations, and the impulse to eat. This strengthens your willpower in the long run and boosts your self-confidence. After all, you realize you can really make it. Every fasting period you complete is a small victory.
5. Intermittent fasting is your natural mood booster.
Fasting releases the happy hormone serotonin, an absolute mood booster! It helps you become calmer and open to new perceptions. By the way, certain psychotropic drugs trigger a very similar effect. Intermittent fasting can make you feel like being high – in a positive sense.
Intermittent fasting: Your key to happiness?
As you can see: Intermittent fasting has much more to offer than the physical effects alone. It can help you bring your body and mind back into harmony.
Intermittent fasting is your key to more satisfaction and balance.
That’s why we love intermittent fasting!
Still looking for a fasting plan that suits you? Get the BodyFast app now and start your journey.
9 thoughts on “How to Become Happy with Intermittent Fasting”
Good Morning. I joined BodyFast last night. 1/24/2022. I have always heard about fasting but I never had the desire to try until yesterday. I am going to have a total knee replacement on February 7, 2022. My desire is to loose 25 pounds so recovery time would not be more difficult 😞.
Hello Sylvia, it is amazing to hear that you chose BodyFast to support you on your fasting journey. Intermittent fasting is a natural healthy way to achieve and maintain a healthy weight and cleanse your body. So it is completely possible to lose those 25 pounds in a healthy and sustainable way. 🙂
I am recovering from a broken right patella and now doing PT twice a week and just bought a recumbent bike to work out on at home.
I thought the fasting would help with my recovery both mentally and physically.,
I have fasted intermittently for a few months on my own, but even though I tried, I may not have followed the plan everyday. I saw only marginal weight loss, and didn’t notice much in the way of emotional, attitudinal, or mental improvements. My downloading this app yesterday is with hope to experience all the benefits acclaimed herein, and to stay faithful to the plan. If the coach is effective in helping with this, it will be worth it to me. The offer for 50% off the 3-month plan was the deciding factor. I turned 70 a week ago and I would like to be the senior face of BodyFast to show the accomplishments that I will have achieved over the next three-to-six months. I am determined to stick with it and I expect that I will see the benefits of intermittent fasting in other areas of my life, like feeling happy, and completing my dissertation, which has been on hold for a few years.
Hello Jan 🙂
It is amazing to hear what you have to say and we are happy to support you on your fasting journey!
We can only encourage you to stick to intermittent fasting ans experience all the amazing benefits it comes along with.
In case you have any questions, you need help or some guidance, you can always contact our support team.
Happy BodyFasting! 🙂
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Hi BF, I have intermittent fasting (IF) for a few years, not the perfect IF as often its “dirty fasting” with 2 cups of coffee with honey & milk from 8pm till 12 to 1pm. But have lost the passion for IF and of course it shows with weight gain & lack of enthusiasm for exercise. But as summer comes will be easier to get on the bike & kitesurf. My main question is taking prescription medication & pain meds on empty okay as was worried its not looking at other med pages, I have to take meds in morning unfortunately & IF from 8pm till 12pm is the only one that works for me. Let me know your thoughts much appreciated.
Hi Marc, as a general note please always make sure to follow your doctor’s advice when it comes to medication. This always has to have the priority over intermittent fasting. But usually, taking medication shouldn’t break your fast. If you’d like to make sure, we suggest consulting your doctor. We wish you all the best! 😊