Intermittent Fasting(part 4/7)
Intermittent Fasting alternates periods of fasting with periods of feeding or feasting. There are several ways to structure your fasting periods from 16 hours of fasting and 8 hours of feeding, all the way to 36 hours of fasting, 12 hours of feeding.
What it manipulates: Nutrient timing, and often this affects calorie level.
Healthfulness: This depends on what types of foods you are consuming, and what your overall calorie and macro levels are, although some experts suggest that the simple act of fasting and feasting in and of itself improves health.
Cost: Low to average.It makes sense that if your overall food consumption decreases, your cost of eating will decrease.
Convenience:Very convenient for most people.You can go several hours without worrying about food or spending time eating.
Efficacy:Again, this depends on other factors, but many people have experienced great success with different versions of IF, even when indulging in less-than-healthful foods.Whether this is due to timing or calorie control is yet to be determined.
Common mistakes:Assuming that you can eat whatever you want because you have been fasting.Trying to force yourself to fast when it doesn’t suit you, your lifestyle, or your goals.
Who it might be good for:Busy professionals, people who travel often, people who don’t like to eat/feel inconvenienced by eating,2 type diabetes, athletes. Like I always say, take care of your body and it will take care of you. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Like my instagram account.