Intermittent fasting or IF is the eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It allows you to eat whatever you want during your eating period. It doesn't specify what you should eat and what not. Intermittent fasting can also be known as interval fasting. The human body is actually designed for IF, our intestines need time to digest whatever we eat or we can say they need time to digest toxins and unhealthy fatty acids.
Recently, everyone is talking about IF but we should know that it is as old as human existence. Our ancestors didn't had anything available to eat, they used to travel places to find something to eat empty stomach. New ones to fasting shouldn't worry as the body can quickly adapt to natural hunger.
The 16/8 Method : It is either skipping breakfast to dinner and restricting yourself to eating period of 8 hours only. Then fast for 16 hours in between eating periods.
The 14/10 Skip Breakfast : In this, one has to skip breakfast and remain on fast for 14 hours in a day and restrict eating period to 10 hours.
The 5/2 Method : Consume certain amount of calories in two non-consecutive days in a week and eat normally the other 5 days.
Reducing the calorie intake can cause loss of weight if you follow the above method strictly.
HealthSous provides you more such methods including the above methods. All of them just split the day or week into eating and fasting periods. Start Intermittent Fasting NOW!