Losing weight especially in America has become the most challenging task to fulfill. But we’re all different and we should find what works for us. Some people can workout everyday and consistently and it works for them. Fine but not everyone can do that, because of lack of time or energy or they just don’t like it. In the other hand some will put themselves on a certain diet plan which also perfectly work for them. Recently a friend told to me about INTERMITENT FASTING IF which I found very interesting and I promise her to do my research on it. And I found some interesting facts on this IF.
What is Intermittent fasting?
IF is an umbrella term for various diet that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting during a defined period. Intermittent fasting can also be used with calorie restriction for weight loss.
How to do IF?
People use IF to reduce their calorie intake and lose weight; and losing weight is the main goal of the IF.
We have two categories of IF.
-Whole day Fasting.
Whole day Fasting also called Alternative Day Fasting (ADF). This fasting requires 24h fasting and 24h non-fasting.
Mid-Day Fasting (MDF) involves eating only during a certain number of hours each day. A common form of MDF involves fasting for 16 hours each day and only eating during the remaining 8 hours, typically on the same schedule each day.
Questions were asked on what can be consumed during the fasting periods. Some answers were only water, others would allow tea or coffee (without milk or sugar) or zero-calories drinks with artificial sweeteners. Yet others would allow “modified fasting” with limited caloric intake (e.g., 20% of normal) during fasted periods rather than none at all. But it all depends on you and what you will like to accomplish. I love tea, so I can drink water and tea without sweetener.
In the other hand on the non-fasting days, eat half of what you usually eat and keep drinking your water will fill you up. Aslo include more fruits and vegetables in your diet.
According to my research people considering the ADF diet should first consult a physician, as fasting can sometimes be unsafe. In the UK it has been prooved that ADF diet could reduce the risk of breast cancer, improve brain and immune functions, or extend lifespan, but there is inadequate evidence for such statements.
•Do what IF that works for you and contact your physician before before starting the IF. •This fasting is not for Children, the elderly and the underweight. It can be harmful for them.
This method is very simple and easy once you start. Everything has a beginning and I tell you, the beginning is not going to be as easy as you think but yes you can. If you like this post let me know in the comment box and tell me what you think about the IF.