February 27, 2019 at 12:00 am #8461
Intermittent Fasting isn’t really a diet but more of an eating strategy. By restricting the amount of time you can eat, you’ll most likely consume fewer calories. . Intermittent Fasting is broken up into a “Fasting” window and a “Feeding” window. . In the Fasting window, you can consume zero calorie beverages (water, black coffee, tea etc.) – no food and no calories! . In the Feeding window, you can eat what you normally eat (protein, carbs, vegetables, fruits, fats etc.) You should still be drinking water and you can have coffee! . In the above example, the Fasting window is 16 hours and the Feeding window is 8. There are other methods but this one is the most utilized, sustainable and studied (for now). The timing of your 2 windows can be whatever suits your schedule. I would suggest starting off with a 14/10 hr split and gradually extending the Fasting window to 16 hrs.
The windows can be whatever suits your schedule the best. The example above is probably best for someone who works 9-5 but if you work a night shift, you can flip it by 12 hours. Basically just wait about 5 hours after you’ve woken up to start eating and stop eating about 3 hours before you go to bed 😊 . There is also evidence that suggests that Intermittent Fasting could improve metabolism and growth hormone production, however, whether this is 100% true and/or significant is still very debatable! . At the end of the day, if you’re trying to lose a few lbs and if your schedule and lifestyle meshes well with Intermittent Fasting then give it a shot
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