What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is a common diet practice many people follow in order to lose weight or to just feel healthier. Intermittent fasting is when you would cycle between eating for a few hours a day to fasting for the remaining hours. Most commonly, this diet is used in 16-8 hour intervals. In other words, fasting for 16 hours and eating the remaining 8 hours.

What are the Pros to Intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is a diet proven to help you lose weight efficiently. This “diet” does not restrict what you would like to eat, so you can pretty much eat anything you desire within reason. Also, intermittent fasting does not require calorie counting and it is relatively easy to follow. It can help with glucose control and can provide other health benefits as well. 

What are the Cons to Intermittent fasting?

With intermittent fasting there are a few cons that come along with the diet. You may feel more tired and reduce physical activity. It can also cause severe hunger whilst fasting and can be unhealthy long term. Also, it is very important to note that with certain medications and physical ailments this diet may not be a good choice for you.

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