What Is Intermittent Fasting? And is It Safe?

Intermittent Fasting is a weight loss diet that has become the fad of the generation. Also known as IF,  Intermittent Fasting is not a diet at all, as in, it doesn’t focus on what you are eating, it focuses on when you are eating. It creates eating patterns that alternate between the eating cycle and fasting cycles.

The focus of this diet is to restrict your eating to a few hours of the day. We already have a habit of fasting when we are sleeping at night. It is why the first day of the meal is called breakfast, to break the fast of the entire night. What intermittent fasting does is simply extend that fasting window for a longer duration.

Dr Rupali Datta, a clinical nutritionist and a member of the Indian Dietetic Association, says that “a lot of scientific evidence exists that support the efficacy ( of intermittent fasting), both in terms of achieving early weight loss and sustained weight-loss. When intermittent fasting is planned properly, there are no chances of getting a nutritional deficiency neither will it create a problem with your metabolism.”

Excerpted from NDTV Food

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