Intermittent fasting (IF) is currently one of the most popular way to loose weight without hitting the gym or cutting down what you eat. Intermittent fasting makes it possible for one to eat whatever they want to eat within a specific time.
People use Intermittent Fasting to loose weight, improve their health and simplify their lifestyles.
How does Intermittent Fasting work?
There are several different intermittent fasting methods. The popular ones are:
- The 16/8 Method: This is the most popular method. Skip breakfast every day and eat during an 8-hour feeding window, such as from 12 noon to 8 pm.
- Meal skipping: This flexible approach to intermittent fasting may be good for beginners. Meal skipping is likely to be most successful when individuals monitor and respond to their body’s hunger signals. Essentially, people using this style of intermittent fasting will eat when they are hungry and skip meals when they are not. This may feel more natural for some people than the other fasting method
- The Warrior diet: The Warrior Diet is a relatively extreme form of intermittent fasting.
The Warrior Diet involves eating very little, usually just a few servings of raw fruit and vegetables, during a 20-hour fasting window, then eating one large meal at night. The eating window is usually only around 4 hours.
This form of fasting may be best for people who have tried other forms of intermittent fasting already.
- The 24 hour fast: Fasting completely for 1 or 2 days a week, known as the Eat-Stop-Eat diet, involves eating no food for 24 hours at a time. Many people fast from breakfast to breakfast, lunch to lunch or dinner to dinner depending on how they want it.
People on this diet plan can have water, tea, and other calorie-free drinks during the fasting period.
People may benefit from trying a 12-hour or 16-hour fast before transitioning to the 24-hour fast.
With Intermittent Fasting, your food takes proper time to digest and avoid storing up fat in certain body parts.