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How Women Over 50 Should Break Their 20 Hour Fast To See Results

Jan 15, 2024

Fasting has become a popular lifestyle choice for many women over 50 who are looking to reverse the signs of aging and improve their overall well-being.

However, one aspect that often poses a challenge is knowing how to break your fast effectively. In this article, we will discuss the importance of breaking your fast properly and provide some guidance on the best approach for women in their 50s.

The Challenge of Breaking Your Fast

One of the reasons breaking your fast can seem difficult is because we often look to the wrong sources for advice. When I first started my intermittent fasting journey, I fell victim to this myself. The only people talking about intermittent fasting at that time were young male bodybuilders and young female physique models. Their advice may have worked for them in their season of life, but it is not be suitable for women in their 50s who are going through different hormonal changes.

Making Informed Decisions for Yourself

When it comes to breaking your fast, it's important to ask yourself what you are currently doing and how it is working for you. Everyone's body is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. There are various approaches to breaking your fast, such as starting with a fruit bowl or smoothie, acai bowls, salads, or protein. The key is to listen to your body and evaluate how you feel after breaking your fast with different foods.

Finding What Works for You

If you're struggling to find the best way to break your fast, always ask yourself how your current approach is working for you. Are you looking and feeling your best? Do the food choices feel authentic to you? If you feel like you're chasing something down and it's a lot of work, it may not be the best approach for you. It's important to tune in to how you feel and make choices that align with your goals and preferences.

Planning and Flexibility

Sometimes, we may find ourselves in situations where we didn't plan accordingly or are away from our normal environment when it's time to break our fast. In these situations, it's important to remember that you have the option to extend your fast if it means making a better choice later on. The philosophy in our community is: "when in doubt, fast it out". Don't feel pressured to make a hasty decision if it doesn't align with your goals.

Feasting with Intention

It's crucial to shift our mindset from "I fasted, therefore I can feast" to "I feast to fast." The idea of indulging in whatever we want after fasting is a diet mentality that doesn't align with our long-term health and well-being. Instead, we should approach our feasting window with the intention of reaping the benefits of our fast in the future. How we choose to show up for ourselves during our feasting window will impact our sleep, how we feel in the morning, and our overall progress in reversing the signs of aging.

Taking Back Your Power

As women, we have lived in our bodies long enough to know what works for us. It's essential to take back our power and make informed decisions based on how our choices are working for us. If something is not working well, it's worth evaluating and making adjustments. On the other hand, if what you're doing is working for you, don't worry about what others are doing or saying. Trust your body and focus on what feels authentic to you.


How to break your fast is an important aspect of intermittent fasting for women over 50. By tuning in to our bodies, evaluating our choices, and making informed decisions, we can ensure that our feasting window complements our fasting efforts. Remember, feasting should be as simple as fasting. Trust yourself, listen to your body, and strive to live your most authentic life.

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