If you’re interested in health and nutrition, you’re probably hard-pressed to get through a convo with friends about food without talking about or hearing about intermittent fasting. Celebs swear by trendy intermittent fasting diets, and they’ve gotten a ton of buzz recently for being paired with the keto diet for major weight-loss success. So it’s surprise to see the uptick in intermittent fasting books on shelves along with the trend.
Fasting, in one way or another, has been around for way longer than you probably think. Intermittent fasting, or IF, basically involves not eating for a certain amount of time each day, essentially helping to reduce the amount of calories you consume without having to focus so much on what you’re eating—which makes it a super appealing diet option for peeps who aren’t interested in cutting carbs or going vegan (though you can certainly pair those diets with IF as well).
Excerpted from Women’s Health