GETTING THE BEST BENEFITS FROM AN INTERMITTENT FASTING DIET
Have you heard the term ‘intermittent fasting’ kicking around the health space? The practice has been happening for a number of years, but its popularity has gained major momentum recently.
There are a few forms of intermittent fasting ranging from ‘ease-into-it’ to extreme. We’ll take you through the most common intermittent fasting methods, noting their differences and pointing out what they all have in common. But please remember, we are not qualified to prescribe an optimal diet for you, so please talk to your doctor before beginning a new diet or exercise routine.
First, the gateway fast. It’s called 16:8 and it entails a 16-hour period of fasting and an 8-hour window for eating every 24 hours. For example, if you finish dinner at 6pm, you won’t eat until 10am the following day. It’s considered a fairly effortless fasting method that simply means an early dinner and/or delayed breakfast.
The 20:4 diet is similar to the 16:8, but slightly more extreme. On the 20:4 diet, you fast for 20 full hours and eat one meal or two small meals during a 4-hour eating window. For example, you might set your eating window to 2pm-6pm every day but consume no solids for the rest of the day or night.
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