The concept of intermittent fasting is something that has been around for a long time, but people rarely know what it is exactly, or why it’s effective. In a nutshell, intermittent fasting is a broad term for a variety of different weight loss approaches that all involve restricting your daily calorie intake to a relatively narrow window of time each day. While it may sound like a fad, it’s in fact highly effective and an ideal strategy for people wanting to achieve gradual weight loss.
The most popular method of intermittent fasting is the 16:8 method, which involves adopting an 8-hour eating window (e.g. 10am-6pm) and fasting for the remaining 16 hours of the day. People usually achieve this by simply extending the length of their normal overnight fast (time spent sleeping and not eating) and delaying their breakfasts.
Excerpted from Body + Soul