Intermittent fasting has become one of the popular ways of quick weight loss in recent years.
Intermediate fasting is nothing but short-term fasts. Fasting for a short period enables people to cut down on calories and eventually helps in weight loss.There are certain ways of doing intermittent fasting.Popular ones are as follow –
16/8 method – This method is about not to eat breakfast in the morning every day and eat during daytime from 12 pm to 8 pm.This is mainly an 8-hour feeding window where you can eat.
24- hour fasts – This method is about to take 24- hour fast means not to eat for 24 hours like for example you have dinner day 1 then you only eat dinner day 2 and not eat anything for 24 hours.
5:2 calories diet – This method is about to have 500 calories on any two days of the week and eat as usual on other five days.
Here are benefits of intermittent fasting as follow –
The main benefit of intermittent fasting is weight loss as it helps people to consume low calories.
There are some positive changes that can occur in your body during intermittent fasting if done in proper way life it reduces blood levels of insulin, increases blood levels of growth hormone, removes waste material from cells, protection against diseases and Increase lifespan.
Another benefit of intermittent fasting is that it can reduce belly fat.
It is helpful in protecting against type 2 diabetes as anything that can reduce insulin resistance will lower blood sugar levels in the body.
There is some promising evidence have found from human studies that intermittent fasting can reduce the risk of cancer.
Intermittent fasting has found good for your heart health, brain and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
As now we have seen benefits of intermittent fasting and many people have got success in their weight loss journey, but at the same time, some people do believe that weight loss is not guaranteed with intermittent fasting. Some people are not advisable to do intermittent fasting including pregnant women or breastfeeding, children, people who are underweight suffering from diabetes or hypothyroidism. It is always better to ask your doctor or Healthcare professionals before starting any new eating regimen.