HIIT + Time Restricted Eating: A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN?
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is the most time-efficient way to get a workout. You already knew that, right?
(HIIT) is a form of interval training, an exercise strategy that alternates periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. It’s one of the best approaches for improving aerobic and anaerobic fitness and boosting stamina. HIIT sessions may vary from 7–30 minutes. These short, intense workouts improve athletic performance but also enhance glucose metabolism and fat burning.
I use these in every class and I also have 100s ONLINE Workouts
Its usually my go to when I am pressed for time.......and that is usually most days
I mix in with aerobic exercise - my running and walking
and also add my "rehab" mind and body Pilates and Stretches
This combination has allowed me to keep my chronic back pain and other injuries like 'runners knee' at bay.
MIXING it all up also ensures your METABOLISM is always compromised and therefore burning nicely.
Time Restricting Eating:
Timing your meals around your HIIT Workouts could be the missing piece in your "puzzling thoughts" why you aren't losing or burning or getting those numbers dropping in measurements and scales.
The Metabolic Benefits of Time-Restricted Eating:
Time-restricted eating, a form of intermittent fasting, is an eating pattern in which you restrict your food intake to a specific time period. There are several different types of intermittent fasting:
-Alternate day fasting: alternate days of consuming minimum calories (fasting) with days of regular calorie intake
-5:2 Diet: five days of normal eating and two days of consuming a quarter of your usual caloric intake (fasting)
-The 16/8 Diet: 16 hours of daily fasting (no calories) and 8 hours of non-fasting (eating normally)
The goal is to eat within a short window of time each day and not eat the rest of the time.
THESE ARE NOT MY RECOMMENDATIONS AND ALWAYS SEEK HEALTH PRACTITIONERS ADVICE AND APPROVAL BEFOREHAND.
But definitely all up for exploration.
My go to is always 3 or 4 meals NO SNACKING in-between, however when people wish to fine tune the Time Restricting Meals has proven a good step up!
Choose nutrient-dense foods with time-restricted eating, always!
Please also note if you are currently in midlife (even as early as 35) you could also be experiencing HIGH CORTISOL levels. Results will be slower for us. And so relieving stress would need to be your GO TO to allow cortisol to drop and fire up the metabolism.
Intermittent fasting Is not sometimes being used as effectively and so maybe trialling these could well be the way to finally crack the code:
So - Why not try some daily HIIT with Time Rest. Timings ?
You might just find your MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN!
Let me know how it goes - would love to hear from you !