The secret to weight loss is simple: eat less. But this advice is pretty futile when you’re surrounded by temptations that make it difficult to eat less, whether it’s the Snickers bar calling your name from the vending machine or the leftover pizza in the office kitchen.
Intermittent fasting is a popular diet today. But is it good for weight loss?
Intermittent fasting, or IF, is based on the idea that you can lose weight if you limit your eating to certain hours of the day. People who practice intermittent fasting usually eat between noon and 8 pm. Others fast for a whole day twice a week. There are even some people who don’t eat for several days at a time, but this is not recommended because you can end up in the hospital if you do not eat enough food.
Why does intermittent fasting work?
The idea behind intermittent fasting is that limiting your eating to certain hours of the day will help you lose weight by reducing your calorie intake. When we eat all day, our bodies are constantly digesting food and using energy. On the other hand, if we only eat during certain hours of the day, then our bodies will have more time to burn off calories without having to digest any new food coming in through digestion during this period of time. This means that we will be burning more calories than we are consuming which leads to weight loss over time!
If you are interested in beginning an intermittent fasting program, start with a clean diet first to ensure good nutrition throughout your intermittent fasting period. And if you have any questions about intermittent fasting or your health, please contact your doctor before beginning any new diet or exercise plan.