Can Intermittent Fasting Give You Energy?

There has been much said about intermittent fasting in the last few years. Unlike traditional diets that are all about what to eat, this focuses on when to eat, and some of the benefits include improved metabolic health and fitness levels. Keeping this in mind, I decided to try it. And I have to be honest, I didn’t think I would stick with it – the idea of not being able to eat for 16 hours seemed intolerable. Yet, with a little patience and willpower, I found myself appreciating this seemingly restrictive routine.

The idea behind intermittent fasting involves alternating periods of eating with periods of fasting to reduce inflammation in the body and, ultimately, manage fitness levels. For me, the positive effects quickly became evident. I felt lighter, had more energy in the mornings, experienced calmer evenings and even met my fitness goals. Despite the hours spent without food, the progress was gradual but evident and it emphasised the need for patience, particularly for long-lasting results and especially when combining fasting with physical activity.

Excerpted from Vogue World

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