Best Food to Eat While Intermittent Fasting



Many says that intermittent fasting focuses on WHEN to eat, rather than WHAT to eat. Apologies folks! We beg to defer. It’s Pieority believes that the food you take during the eating window might (actually) make or break your goals of intermittent fasting. 

While fasting, you’re gifting your body the chance to rejuvenate and recharge. Thus, it’s wise to save those indulgent ice cream for other more fitting occasions. 

Please let your body revel in its fasting glory – whilst it last! 

Here Are The Food Choices To Eat To Maximise The Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting

I. Whole Grains

Whole grains are complex carbohydrates. They provide essential nutrients, dietary fibre and anti-oxidants that supports our digestive health, heart health, blood sugar control and weight management. 

Go for: 

  • Whole Wheat Bread 
  • Whole Grain Pasta
  • Brown Rice 
  • Quinoa 
  • Oats 
  • Barley 

II. Lean Protein

Lean protein plays a crucial role during intermittent fasting. They support our muscle health, supply essential amino acids to build and repair tissues, and control hunger and cravings. They also aid in weight management and preserve muscle mass during weight loss. 

Go for: 

  • Poultry – Chicken, Turkey, Eggs 
  • Legumes – Chickpeas, Lentils, Kidney Beans 
  • Seafood – Prawn, Crab, Clams, Cod, Tilapia 
  • Greek Yogurt 
  • Tofu

III. Healthy Fats

Healthy fats such as Omega-3 support our brain health, reduce inflammation, promote heart health and aid in managing hunger and satiety. Least to say, they too offer multiple benefits to our body during intermittent fasting.

 Go for: 

  • Avocado
  • Nuts – Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachios 
  • Seeds – Chia Seeds, Flaxseed, Sunflower Seeds) 
  • Healthy Oil – Olive Oil, Coconut Oil 
  • Fatty Fish – Salmon, Trout, Tuna Mackerel, Sardines 

IV. Rainbow Fruits & Vegetables

Undeniably, these superstars are the vital components of a balanced and nutritious diet during intermittent fasting.

They are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre – to support your overall health, boost immune function and aid in digestion. 

Go for: 

  • Leafy Greens – Spinach, Kale, Arugula 
  • Berries – Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries 
  • Citrus Fruits – Oranges, Lemons, Grapefruits 
  • Cruciferous Vegetables (Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts 
  • Carbs: Sweet Potatoes 

V. Hydration

Water is essential for overall health and supports our bodily proper functions. 

Go for: 

  • Plain water
  • Herbal teas (Green tea, Peppermint, Chamomile) 
  • Infused water (Cucumber, Mint, Lemon, Ginger)  
  • Unsweetened beverages (Sparkling water, Unsweetened Almond Milk)

Listen up readers! Intermittent fasting isn’t about enduring a monotonous cycle of starvation and bland meals. Get savvy with food swapping and alternate between delectable nutritious options. We are talking about a sustainable lifestyle approach – so you better keep your taste buds tantalised and your fasting game strong! 

Need Some Ideas? 

How about spice up the notoriously bland oats with bananas, berries and dragon fruits topped with almonds, chia seeds and coconut flakes? 

For fuller meals, opt for quinoa with roasted chicken breast with a side of kale salad with pomegranate.

See, it’s not that hard after all. Xoxo. 

Hold up! Let’s make one thing clear:

The information provided above is to enlighten, not a substitute for professional advice or consultation. If you have concerns or any health complications, we highly suggest consulting healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalised guidance before pursuing intermittent fasting. Remember not every person’s body is alike! 

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