Intermittent Fasting has become one of the most popular health and fitness trends in recent years. People do it for various reasons including to lose weight and improve their health. With warmer weather approaching, you may be considering intermittent fasting to lose a few pounds. Consumer Reports shares how you can benefit from it while avoiding the downsides. Gisela Long has been doing intermittent fasting for two years. She says she started doing it after struggling to achieve her health and fitness goals.
“I do the 16:8 intermittent fasting so I start my day eating at 12pm, just right after my workout and then I end around 8/9pm at night…I have lost 20 pounds during that process,” Long said.
Intermittent fasting is an eating plan that focuses more on when to eat than what to eat. Typically, people eat only during an 8-hour period or only every other day. Studies suggest that intermittent fasting may have benefits, including improvements in blood sugar and cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and weight.
Excerpted from 3WTKR