There’s an app for everything these days, and intermittent fasting is no exception. IF, which boasts purported benefits such as better gut health, improved metabolism, and impressive weight loss, has increased in popularity in recent years. And with big-name fans such as Halle Berry and Jennifer Anistonriding the IF bandwagon, it continues to maintain its spot in the limelight.
But look behind that star-studded exterior and you’ll find IF isn’t all that simple. Real talk: Sticking to the intermittent eating plan can be difficult. Intermittent fasting apps, however, can help.
First, a quick refresher: intermittent fasting is essentially an eating pattern that alternates between set periods of fasting and eating. This consolidates your “feeding window” into a shorter period of time, says Jamie Miller, R.D., a registered dietitian at Village Health Clubs & Spas in Arizona. But take note: IF is not your typical diet plan. “Instead of focusing on what foods to eat, it focuses on when you are eating them,” she explains.
Excerpted from Shape