What should you know about Intermittent Fasting?

by - March 27, 2019

Are you looking for an easy yet effective calorie-free diet plan you could subscribe to? Or you've heard your friends talk about Intermittent Fasting and it seemed quite appealing to you and you've considered being a part of it?

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Or did you you just stumble upon this and you have no idea what it is about?

Whichever group you fall in, I'm sure it would interest you to know to know what Intermittent Fasting really is about.

Fasting on its own is a period or an exercise whereby people stay away from eating to achieve a certain goal.

Intermittent fasting which could also be called 'IF', however, is a calorie restricting eating pattern, where you have a cycle between the period of eating and fasting.

In simpler words, intermittent fasting is diet plan where you fast and eat over a chosen period of time.

Intermittent Fasting is currently a popular trend in the world's health and fitness communities.

Research has shown that it could help people live longer, having a good effect on the body and brain.

Fasting has always been a part of mankind. From the stone age to the present digital age, men have practiced fasting for different reasons.

Intermittent fasting, unlike other diet plans, do not specify on what you should eat but rather, when you should eat them.

IF could be done daily or weekly, based on the choice of the individual doing it. In any case, however, days or weeks are divided into eating and fasting periods.

People would be very right if they say we 'fast', everyday when we sleep but intermittent fasting simply extends the fast a little longer.

The most used method is the 16/8 method, where people fast for 16hrs and eat between 8hrs everyday. During the fasting period, food is not allowed. Water, tea, coffee and other non-calorie beverages could be taken. 

Although, There are some forms of IF that allows for consumption of low-calorie meals(we would consider forms of Intermittent Fasting in our next post), the general idea is to stay off calories during the fasting period.

I know quite a number of people find it very difficult to fast. They could stay without food for a period of time but once that period has a name-Fasting, it becomes a major issue.

Intermittent Fasting is easier than we know. If a person is on the 16/8 plan, he fasts just as he does when he sleeps, just with a few hours extension. 

One way is to eat between 12noon and 8pm (i.e, first meal at noon and last meal at 8pm). Doing this will place you on the 16/8 formula.

Hunger may pose a problem at the beginning but with consistency, the body system will adjust to the exercise and the problem of hunger would have been curbed.

In conclusion, there are people who have given up on dieting due to the fact that it didn't work for them(or because of their indiscipline). To these set of people, Intermittent Fasting is a savior.

In fact, without giving thought to it, almost every individual has at one time or the other in their lives been a part of Intermittent Fasting.  

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