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Intermittent fasting: The Trial Fast. 

What It Is?

Simple, you try it out. The Trial Fast is going without food for 24 hours.

Why Do It?

To experience hunger intentionally in order to get accustomed to the feeling, and, well… not freak out. The ability to manage hunger is essential to fitness and good health, and this is a great way to get better at it. 

Who It’s For?

The Trial Fast is for anyone who wants to try fasting without committing to it full-time. It’s also an excellent way to see if more advanced forms of fasting will be right for you.

Get a little spacey during your trial fast? A little irritated at people? Well, those are actually common responses. Nothing to worry about. Want to put your head through a wall or yell at everyone who enters the room? That could be a problem. But you’ll never know until you try.

How To Do It?

Easy, you pick any 24-hour period, and don’t eat during it. But we like to add a few things to make it easier. Here, we’ll assume a Sunday fast:

10 PM Saturday:

Eat your last meal of the day

Drink 500 mL (2 cups) of water

10 AM Sunday:

Drink 1 L (4 cups) of water + 1 serving green juice 

Drink 250 mL (1 cup) of green tea

Take 5 grams EAA (essential amino acid) powder (or take 5 capsules)

3 PM Sunday:

Drink 1 L (4 cups) of water + 1 serving green juice 

Drink 250 mL (1 cup) green tea

Take 5 grams EAA (essential amino acid) powder (or take 5 capsules)

10 PM Sunday:

Eat a small snack before bed *see stay lean on the go!

Drink 500 mL (2 cups) of water

Monday:

Eat normally

Tips and Strategies for the Trial Fast

Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. These include improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other impressive benefits.
 
Green juice recipe 
Ingredients:
4 handfuls of spinach
16 kale leaves
2 cucumbers
8 celery sticks
4 apples
1 lemon
2-inch (5 cm) piece of fresh root ginger
Two serves.
 
Essential amino acids (EAAs) aren’t essential to fasting, they make it a lot easier. They cannot be made by the body. As a result, they must come from food. The 9essential amino acids are: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. 
 
Drinking water in particular helps to mitigate feelings of hunger.
 
Be aware of your body cues. Feeling stressed out or “upset” during your fast? Relax. Take a few deep breaths, and pay close attention — this is what hunger can feel like. The more you know about the feeling, the easier it is too manage in the future.
 
Have healthy food (lean meats, veggies, etc.) in the house and ready to go when you “break” the fast on Sunday night with a small meal. We suggest a tablespoon of almond butter and some celery. Also, having healthy food in the house is good insurance that you won’t binge on Monday when you return to normal eating.