What is Intermittent Fasting?
Controlling when you eat instead of what.
Here’s what you need to know about intermittent fasting:
Intermittent fasting is about restricting the “when” instead of the “what”.
Normal diets restrict food types or amounts, but intermittent fasting is about controlling the when. There are no more midnight snacks with this method.
There are three popular schedules.
The first is 16/8 which means you have eight hours of eating time during the day, for example, 12-8pm and the rest of the time you are fasting.
The second is called Eat-Stop-Eat and it’s when you pick one or two days out of the week to fast for 24 hours.
The last is 5:2. In this one, you choose two nonconsecutive days to eat between 300-500 calories a day and the rest of the week you eat normally.
Intermittent fasting affects your hormone and insulin levels.
Apparently this eating method increases your human growth hormones and lowers your insulin levels. It may also slightly increase your metabolic rate.