Today's post is a really popular topic. So I wanted to give you some facts and research on intermittent fasting (IF) so that you can make educated decisions for yourself and determine if this is a good method for weight loss and/or health!
To start, I want you to know that IF is not the only or best way to lose weight. It just may be a viable option for some people and there are studies proving that this method works for many people.
Let's start off by describing what IF is and what methods there are:
Intermittent fasting (IF) refers to regular periods with no or very limited calorie consumption. It commonly consists of a daily fast for 16 hours, a 24-hour fast on alternate days, or a fast 2 days per week on non-consecutive days.
IF can be used with unrestricted calorie intake when not fasting, or in conjunction with other dietary interventions, meaning there is no calorie restriction on feeding days or you can combine it with a certain calorie restricted method on feeding days.
Alternate‐day fasting (ADF) and time‐restricted feeding (TRF) are characterized by extending night-time fasting.