Intermittent Fasting is the practice of not eating or taking in calories for extended amounts of time. It is supposed to have many benefits for you including weight loss, detoxification and lengthening of lifespan.
The time period varies and people have created various acronyms for them such as 16-8 and 5/2. Both are very common.
16-8 means 16 hours of not eating and all eating and calorie consumption is in an 8 hour window. So eat dinner by 8pm and then don’t eat anything till 12 noon the next day.
5/2 is where you eat normal for 5 days and then for 2 days of the week you eat only 500 calories in the whole day.
There also are more extreme types of fasting : 24 hrs, 36 hrs and even 7 days fasting.
Be mindful before starting fasting. If you have a disease like diabetes only do so under guidance of a doctor or a nutrition expert or both.
What is Intermittent Fasting
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