It is our goal in the Village Diet that you create a healthy lifestyle. We focus on progress, not perfection. As we head into this week, we will learn the strategies that make up the Village Diet and begin to implement Intermittent Fasting and whole food nutrition

 

Intermittent Fasting

During this week you will learn the basics of intermittent fasting and whole food nutrition and you will familiarize yourself with the app --

Your main focus this week should be to learn the strategies behind Intermittent Fasting and Whole Food nutrition --


The most common form of intermittent fasting, and the form we encourage is “16:8 protocol”. You will eat all your meals in an 8 hour “feeding window” and spend 16 hours in

a “fasting window


Most people decide to skip breakfast and eat their first meal around 12 PM, consuming all their food before 8 PM before closing their window

Adapt schedule as needed


Should you need to start slower with fasting and ease into it a little slower, you may choose to first start with narrowing your feeding: fasting window to 12:12 and then to 14:10, and

then to 16:8


Whole Food Nutrition

Another key element of the Village Diet is a commitment to whole food nutrition


The Village Diet is a whole food-based program, and the bulk of your nutrition throughout the program should consist of whole foods


Whole foods are foods found in their most natural state or if the food without preservatives


This means we limit processed foods and inflammatory foods including gluten and dairy. Read more about why we eliminate these in the app