Episode 5: 9 Success Tips for Beginners [How to Avoid Common Pitfalls]

Today I’ll share 9 essential tips to help you be successful as a total beginner with intermittent fasting (aka time-restricted eating).   My ultimate goal is to help you be successful with fasting from the very start, so you can improve your health, live longer, and feel better.

Topics Addressed

  • Why I’m sharing these tips (00:07)
  • The benefits of eating “real food” (00:58)
  • Start slowly with fasting (2:58)
  • Pick a schedule & get started (4:33)
  • Why counting calories is counterproductive (6:26)
  • Expect ups & downs with weight loss (8:32)
  • Setting expectations with your family (10:42)
  • Why you may need more salt (11:59)
  • Understanding hunger signals (14:22)
  • Using “training wheels” (16:35)
  • Making a commitment (18:02)
  • Summary / recap (20:14)

Resources Mentioned

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Ben Tanner, PA-C

Ben has been practicing as a physician assistant (PA, or PA-C, similar to a doctor) in emergency medicine, urgent care, and family practice since 2014. Since 2016, he has developed an avid interest in various forms of fasting, using it to improve his own health while helping friends, family, and patients do the same.