Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity in recent years and is proving to be both easy to implement, and successful in producing measurable and sustainable results. The benefits of intermittent fasting range from weight management, reducing inflammation, enhancing longevity, to cellular repair.
Whether you choose time-restricted eating, calorie-restricted days, or using a combination of both approaches, it’s about finding what works for you as an individual. Research has found intermittent fasting beneficial in reducing insulin levels, increasing insulin sensitivity, decreasing inflammation, improving blood lipid profiles and supporting long-term weight loss.
The health benefits of intermittent fasting have been observed in both men and women. However, men have shown to respond exceptionally well, and seem to have a more significant response in terms of weight loss and health outcomes than women. The difference in responsiveness is primarily due to the hormonal and chemical differences between men and women.
Excerpted from Body + Soul