We see a lot of health fads and diet trends come and go, leaving a trail of superfood powders, cleansing juices and expensive mistakes in their wake. The true test of a healthy fad turned habit are those with enough staying power to become a lifestyle choice, like the much buzzed-about intermittent fasting. You may have heard this term thrown around in health blogs and magazines by social media influencers and celebrities, but what is it?
Intermittent fasting is actually pretty simple. It’s essentially an eating style where individuals have an allotted time to intake calories before fasting the rest of the day. It may sound pretty straightforward, because it is, but there are a few ways to do it — all without having to buy any equipment or quick-fix elixirs.
Waiting until later in the day to have your first meal allows for a later dinner. Whether your first meal is at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m., it allows for an eight-hour window to consume the rest of your meals for the day — known as fast and feast times.
Whether eight hours or less, this option allows users to have a strict timeline to consume meals. Your last meal should always be several hours before bed, so, if you can’t commit to five days a week or more, opt for one or two days of fasting to start.
For early birds, skipping dinner may be more optimal. Adjust the fast and feast window as needed, by day. If one day you can only fast for 14 hours and another day you can do 18, that’s fine. Listen to your body and mix it up as your schedule and energy levels allow.
Test the Waters
If you find yourself mindlessly munching throughout the day or long into the night before bed, give the fasting lifestyle a try. Choose a day to go 16 hours without eating (including sleep) and spend just eight hours of the day enjoying meals. Remember to keep it within the eight-hour window, for example if you have breakfast at 7 a.m., your last meal of the day has to be before 3 p.m.— this includes adult beverages, which should be kept to a minimum (if any) on fasting days.
The urban chic hotel is the perfect medium between Hollywood hip and corporate cool. Dream Hollywood welcomes you upon arrival with an open glass entryway, showcasing a structured, organically lush lobby atmosphere filled with modern art and a lobby lounge bar that transforms for a morning cup of coffee or a post-work cocktail. Upon check-in with the extremely helpful and courteous staff, I made my way to the elevators and up to my room, enjoying the artwork on the way.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Looking for a way to zoom through the airport while only looking slightly ridiculous? Check out the Modobag. This line of rideable luggage has been in development for two years, and they’re finally hitting the market this year. Practical, fast and only slightly goofy, these bags aim to change the way we travel.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Scandinavia, a region in Northern Europe composed primarily of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and sometimes Finland, is a vast area that poses quite a few problems when it comes to travel. The topography of the region is mountainous and often remote. However, if you plan ahead you’ll find getting around isn’t that big of a deal.