Indulging in intermittent fasting is one good approach for body weight loss. You can go about intermittent fasting by staying away from food using several strategies. We will explore some of the options here, and a few other things regarding intermittent fasting.
What Is the Purpose of Intermittent Fasting?
Weight loss and weight gain are very common topics among people. However, more is being said about weight loss. However, there are some safe and effective tactics for gaining weight. Having made that clear, indulging in an intermittent fast is one of the strategies used to achieve weight loss goals.
If done the right way, intermittent fasting opens you up to lots of benefits. This is even other than reducing excess body fat. Some of the benefits include:
- Little exposure to calories from food that are not needed
- Regulation of blood sugar level
- Improved metabolic health for overall healthy living
- Positive impact on brain health
- Blood pressure is restricted from rising to unsafe levels
- Proper maintenance and restoration of damaged cells
These are a few of the benefits of indulging in intermittent fasting as there are more. But most notable is that excess body weight can be reduced.
So, complications associated with excess body fat from excess calorie intake can be sorted out with intermittent fasting. For example, there is a common link between excess body fat and skin tags in the body.
How Does Intermittent Fasting Work?
By and large, intermittent fasting is simply intermittently switching between eating and fasting. This might be on an hour, day, or weekly basis. The essence is to drive your body to a state where fewer calories are consumed. This is by using a deliberately restricted approach to eating meals.
The diet consumed when eating your meals is also supposed to be the right one. This is so that you do not have more calories (glucose) in your body (than you should). There are alternate ways you can make the most of intermittent fasting. Some of these alternate ways include the following:
5:2 Intermittent Fast Strategy
This means that you will eat as you would for 5 days a week. You would then indulge in a very restricted calorie intake plan for the remaining two day time frame. The meal you consume during these 2 day periods should not exceed 600 calories.
It is best not to have the 2-day fast period close to each other. You can have one on Tuesday, and another on Friday, or the next day.
16:8 Intermittent Fast Strategy
You calculate with hours rather than days with this intermittent fasting strategy. You fast for 16 hours and eat within an eight-hour period. This is one of the intermittent fasting strategies that most people will be able to keep up with.
This one involves being very restricted with what you eat. It is less about staying away from meals. For example, you can choose to only have large meals in the evening. For breakfast and lunch, you can eat veggies and raw fruit during both times.
Several eating and fasting window alternatives of intermittent fasting exist. You should do something that is best for your health and that you can keep up with. Also worth mentioning is that discipline is of the essence for a successful intermittent fasting lifestyle. You can check the lifestyle section of Alzdem Health website for more lifestyle information for healthy living.