Intermittent fasting is not exactly a diet like most people think it is. You do not eat certain food and avoid other ones. Nor do you completely cut back on what you’re eating and only eat carrots.
In fact, intermittent fasting is nothing more than a change in your eating pattern. ‘Fasting’ means to abstain from all foods. So with intermittent fasting, you abstain from eating for an extended period of time, and then only start eating at a certain time of the day.
Most people will go around 16 hours without eating, and then for the last 8 hours of the day they will eat the required amount of calories they have been advised to eat or think they need. This allows you to not eat as much in the day and as a result you overall eat less. This obviously results in less calories getting into your body and thus your body has less energy to burn and will not create as much fat.
Believe it or not, intermittent fasting is a healthy option for weight loss. It is recommended by a lot of Medically Certified Doctors across the nation. It is going to be healthier than outright starving yourself. It can also be looked at as you set the goal of not eating for 16 hours, and then those last 8 hours you are free to feed yourself.
The cool thing about this version of fasting is you will find you are not able to eat as much because when your stomach isn’t full of food all the time, it contracts. When it contracts it holds less food. Meaning you eat less calories, and start to lose weight.
Many people across the country and the world have been doing intermittent fasting for quite some time now. We recommend that everyone looking for a new and exciting way to diet should give this a try.