Intermittent fasting is not a DIET, it's a PATTERN of eating. It's a way of scheduling your meals so that you get the most out of them. Intermittent fasting doesn’t change WHAT you eat, it changes WHEN you eat.
Intermittent fasting is one of the simplest strategies we have for taking bad weight off while keeping good weight on because it requires very little behavior change.
There are several types or timeframes for Intermittent fasting, with the most common 16/8 Schedule
There are several different intermittent fasting methods. The most popular ones include:
the 16:8 method - You fast for 16 hours then Feed for 8 hours interval then resume fasting.
the 5:2 diet - Five days per week, you usually eat and don’t restrict calories. Then, on the other two days of the week, you reduce your calorie intake to one-quarter of your daily needs.
the Warrior diet - You fast for 20 hours then Feed for 4 hours interval then resume fasting.
alternate-day fasting (ADF) - On this diet, you fast every other day but can eat whatever you want on the non-fasting days.
All methods can be effective but figuring out which one works best depends on the individual.
When you're in the fasted state (approximately 12 hours after our last meal), your body can burn fat that has been inaccessible during the fed state.
Weight loss is achieved with consistency.
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