In the wonderful year of 2020, our world is filled much information and misinformation about diets. It’s hard to know what is best for you and your goals nutritionally. One of the popular trending diets these days is one called “Intermittent Fasting,” sometimes referred to as “I.F.”
The most notorious way to practice I.F. is to fast for 16 hours and to allow an eight-hour eating period daily. Another common method is to fast for 24 hours twice per week. In classic Intermittent Fasting there are no specified food groups to cut out, which I am personally a fan of.
The purpose behind doing I.F. will vary from person to person but some of the most common include: weight loss, resetting metabolism, resetting insulin sensitivity and releasing more Human Growth Hormone to increase muscle and decrease fat. Many who do this report having more energy and a more positive outlook on life as well.
Excerpted from the Pikes Peak Courier