Intermittent fasting has recently become a healthier trend, and many people claim it can help lose weight, improve metabolic health and maybe even extend life span.
There are several methods of this eating pattern and every method can be effective, but figuring out which one works best depends on the individual. So, here are 7 popular ways to do intermittent fasting.
Fasting for 16 hours every day and restricting your daily eating window to approximately 8 hours, is called the 16:8 method or the leangains diet. This is one of the popular fasting methods that many people follow.
The rules for this diet are simple, an individual needs to decide on and adhere to a 12-hour fasting window every day. This type of fasting plane may be a good option for beginners.
The 5:2 diet involves eating normally what you eat 5 days of the week and eating 500 to 600 calories for 2 days out of the week. This diet is also called the fast diet and to be effective at helping with weight loss.
In alternate-day fasting, you fast about every other day, either by not eating anything or by eating only a few hundred calories.
Eat stop eat is an effective intermittent fasting program that involves a 24-hours fast once or twice per week. Many people fast from breakfast to breakfast or lunch to lunch.
The warrior diet involves eating only small amounts of vegetables and fruits during the day and then eating one huge meal at night. This is one of the first popular diets to include a form of intermittent fasting.
This flexible approach to intermittent fasting may be good & effective for beginners. It involves simply skipping one or two meals when you don’t feel hunger or don’t have time to eat.
Intermittent fasting is a weight loss tool and also has several health benefits, but this diet may work for some people and may not work for others. So, before starting fasting, you should consult a doctor or health care professional.