Intermittent fasting (IF) is already known to help people lose weight, but a new study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine suggests that routinely eating meals within specific windows of time could also promote a healthier and longer life. People typically fast intermittently on one of two schedules. The first restricts daily feeding to just six to eight hours, such as from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. or 10 p.m.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino of Jersey Shore fame recently revealed that he dropped an impressive 36 pounds using this version—and by exercising regularly—while serving an eight-month prison sentence for tax evasion.
“I went to sleep every night at 10 p.m. I woke up every morning at 7 a.m. and did fasted cardio for about an hour,” Sorrentino told Entertainment Tonight. “I was practicing intermittent fasting while I was in prison. My window of intermittent fasting was between 16 and 17 hours on the weekdays, and 18 and 19 hours on the weekends.”
Excerpted from Maxim