The Way to Shred • 03/01/2021Intermittent Fasting- Have you tried it?
Intermittent fasting is a method of eating during a specific time period. It is a diet which not only focuses on what you eat but when you eat it. The concept dates back to the early 1900’s as a treatment for health conditions but resurfaced as a weight loss tool in 2013. There are several variations which fall under the intermittent fasting umbrella, some include: The 16/8 Method – this involves fasting every day for 14-16hours and restricting your daily ‘eating window’ to 8-10hours. 5:2 Diet – Involves eating your regular diet for 5 days of the week and restricting your Calorie intake to 500-600 Calories for 2 days a week. Eat Stop Eat – is a method where you don’t eat anything for one or two 24-hour periods per week. Alternate-day fasting – this method requires you to fast every other day, either by not eating anything or only eating very few Calories e.g. 500 Calories on the fasting days. Warrior Diet – Eating only small amounts of fruit and vegetables during the day and then one large meal at night. Spontaneous meal skipping – this is when you skip one or two meals from time to time.