With so many different diets, meal plans, tips and tricks available these days it can be a little overwhelming when looking to choose the right method for rapid weight loss. One such method that has proven effective time and time again is intermittent fasting.
Despite becoming popular in more recent years, the concept of intermittent fasting isn’t a new one, in fact it has been around for a long time, and it boasts some amazing results for participants. Interestingly though, many people still don’t know exactly how it works, why it’s effective or how to go about it safely in order to achieve the desired results.
In a nutshell, intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that involves restricting your daily calorie intake to a relatively narrow window of time each day. One popular method for intermittent fasting is the 5:2 diet. This involves eating normally for 5 days of the week and then restricting your calorie intake to 500-600 for 2 days of the week. Another example is the 16:8 method, which involves adopting an 8-hour window and fasting for the remaining 16 hours of the day.
Excerpted from Body + Soul