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Intermittents Fasting

What is an Intermittent Fasting?

There are different types of diet coming up every day for weight loss, one more adds to the list known as the Intermittent Fasting, which is trending globally for weight loss and fitness reasons. As the name shows, this is a cycle between the periods of fasting and time window for eating.

The method doesn't describe "what" food you should eat, neither "calorie" intake in a day, nor the "exercise." Intermittent Fasting is all about "WHEN" you should eat.

This can be simple for people who can skip their breakfast and dinner, getting a long period of fasting time. While fasting can be a better option for a few individuals, it can be harmful to health for others.

Our body takes time to adapt the changes we do to it, the same happens during an Intermittent Fasting, the windows of "eating" and "not eating" can be difficult initially, but with time our body gets used to it.

While there is no food restriction and calorie restriction in Intermittent fasting, it is suggested to eat a healthy, balanced diet for better results (weight loss). During the fast, one should drink sufficient amount of water, juice, green tea, and avoid "caloric" beverages 

Types of Intermittent Fasting

There are a few different types of Intermittent Fasting, and you can adopt a way to fast according to your facility, and that will suit you the best.

1. 12:12 - 12 hours of fasting, and 12 hours window for eating (low-calorie food can be best due to small fasting window)

2. 16:8 - 16 hours of fasting, and 8 hours window for eating.

3. 5:2 - Eating a healthy balanced diet for 5 days and 2 days of low-calorie food. Some prefer to have water fasting. And some prefer fruits and salads (less than 300 to 500 calorie)

4. Alternate day fasting - Complete or low-calorie fasting (less than 300 to 500 calories/day) every other day.

5. Weekly fast - One day of water fasting in a week.  

*Disclaimer- This article is written to provide only information and general idea.
This article should not be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition.
Please consult your healthcare provider before any diagnosis, treatment or medication.
The statistical information given is taken from internet sources.


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