#3: Intermittent Fasting Makes Decisions Easier
James Clear from Jamesclear.com is an advocate of intermittent fasting and talks about how it has changed his life in many positive ways. He follows a 16:8 fasting schedule and only eats from about 12-8.
He says “Eliminating breakfast and not thinking about food until 12pm each day has allowed me to reduce the number of decisions I make in the morning, thus reducing decision fatigue and increasing the willpower I have for the rest of the day.
That means I have more energy to put toward doing work that is important to me.” For James and for the future you, intermittent fasting can make decisions easier to make by eliminating the decision of when to eat during the day.
“One of the best ways to find happiness and success in life is to strip away the unnecessary things and focus only on what is needed.” – James Clear
Other intermittent fasting schedules 16:8, 20:4, 5:2, you name it, and it is an intermittent fasting schedule. Some, like the 5:2 where you have to not eat for 2 days, are more difficult than others and are much more controversial.
If you are looking into doing something very drastic with your diet, it is probably best for you to discuss your personal situation with a health care professional.
As for the 16:8 schedule, James Clear describes it as “simple enough that you’ll actually do it, but meaningful enough that it will actually make a difference.” I could not have said it better myself.