All you need to know about Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting is the new craze in the health and fitness industry. Everyone is going on intermittent fasting to shed a few kilos quickly. But are the techniques of intermittent fasting really as effective as people claim? In this blog, we will tell you all you need to know about Intermittent Fasting.

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What is Intermittent Fasting, exactly?

Intermittent fasting is a practice where you restrict the amount of time you are allowed to eat your food. The silver lining is, you don’t need to measure your calorie intake while following this technique. There are different sub-techniques of intermittent fasting and people often get confused as to which one is superior. Let’s talk about the types of intermittent fasting: –

Alternate-day Fasting

In this technique, you have to switch between unrestricted eating and consuming a really low amount of calories the next day. This is one of the more effective ways to lose weight quickly. Some studies suggest that you can see great results in only 8-12 weeks using this technique (ADF).

While it is very beneficial compared to other usual forms of dieting, not everyone can follow a regimen like this for a long period of time.

Time-restricted Eating

TRE involves absolute fasting for a timeframe of 16 to 20 hours, where you do not eat anything. You’re supposed to eat all the calories in the remaining time.

The 5:2 Diet
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In this type of diet, you have to eat a fewer number of calories any two days of the week. You can have the normal amount of food in the other five days.

While it is possible to lose weight with this technique, it may not be as effective as other traditional forms of dieting. An important benefit of the 5:2 diet is that it maintains the number nutrients the body requires, even during fasting.

We hope you’ve learned all you need to know about intermittent fasting through our blog.

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