So we've been doing this Intermittent Challenge for the past week and it's been AMAZING! What is intermittent Fasting you ask? Well let me explain.
What Is Intermittent Fasting?
It involves alternating cycles of fasting and eating.
Many studies show that this can cause weight loss, improve metabolic health, protect against disease and perhaps help you live longer (1,
Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting.
It does not say anything about which foods to eat, but rather when you should eat them.
There are several different intermittent fasting methods, all of which split the day or week into eating periods and fasting periods.
Most people already "fast" every day, while they sleep. Intermittent fasting can be as simple as extending that fast a little longer.
You can do this by skipping breakfast, eating your first meal at noon and your last meal at 8 pm.
Then you're technically fasting for 16 hours every day, and restricting your eating to an 8-hour eating window. This is the most popular form of intermittent fasting, known as the 16/8 method. However, there are many different time frames in which you can fast. Figure out which time slot works best for you and go for it.
Here's a great article on the 5 most common mistakes people make when Intermittent Fasting. Don't make these mistakes during your journey.
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