It’s always a good idea to consult with your doctor before making a drastic lifestyle change, especially if you have a chronic health condition.
Uncovering the benefits of intermittent fasting (IF) was like discovering I had a superpower that nobody bothered to mention—and it has undoubtedly changed the way I live my life. I know that’s a pretty bold statement, but in this instance I feel it’s warranted.
Daily intermittent fasting is a style of eating in which you either skip a meal (usually breakfast) or you condense your meals and snacks into a specific eating window (between 8 and 12 hours). This simple change in my eating pattern has freed me from my total reliance on food for energy. The theory behind IF is that our bodies have the natural ability to easily fast for 16 hours or more, without experiencing hunger, food cravings, or lulls in mental or physical energy.
Excerpted from mindbodygreen.com