Prior to the lockdown, we may have all, at some point in time, skipped breakfast because we were in a hurry, indulged in samosas during a celebration at work or even gone out for drinks after long meetings. But is now a good time to take up intermittent fasting to monitor our eating habits given that we are confined to our homes and have ample time at hand to prepare healthy meals?
Let’s first understand what intermittent fasting is all about. It is an eating pattern, also known as the 16:8 plan or 16:8 diet, wherein one needs to fast for 16 hours and eat within an eight-hour window, split between two or three meals. The idea is to focus on when you should be eating instead of what you eat.
Nutritionist Kavita Devgan feels now is a good time to opt for intermittent fasting. “We don’t really have the stress of commuting, and we can manage time at home. But it’s important to figure out the eating window, which can range from eight to 10 or 12 hours,” she adds.
Excerpted from the Hindustan Times