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Intermittent Fasting For Weight Loss? Here Are The Popular Ways

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Here are some of the popular ways of intermittent fasting, which is said to be effective to lose weight.

INTERMITTENT FASTING – This famous health trend can be done in various and here’s what this weight loss method can do to your body.

An eating pattern where there is an alternating cycle you follow to fast and to feast is called intermittent fasting or IF. Many people are doing this famous health trend because it is said to be effective to lose weight, improve health, and simplify their lifestyle. Some even said that it might help you live longer.

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Hunger can be a problem at the beginning but everyone who did this also suffered the same and got through it. During the fasting period, you are not allowed to eat anything but you may drink water, coffee, tea, and other non-caloric beverages.

Apart from losing, fasting may also help you lose visceral fats, lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, reduce oxidative stress, be beneficial for heart health, may help prevent cancer, and many others.

Here are the various ways of fasting:

  • 16/8 method – this is where you fast for 16 hours and feast within 8 hours. Simply do not eat anything after dinner and skip your breakfast.
  • 5:2 method – this means eating normally for 5 days in a week but eating 500–600 calories only on the remaining two days. This is also called the Fast Diet
  • Eat Stop Eat method – this is done by having 24-hour fast once or twice in a week.
  • Alternate-day fasting method – this is done by fasting every other day. You can fast by either eating a few hundred calories only or not eating anything at all.
  • The Warrior Diet – this involves fasting all day and feasting later at night within a 4-hour eating window.
  • Spontaneous meal skipping – this is done by just simply skipping your meal from time to time.

However, IF is not effective for everyone. It doesn’t work for all and it is not recommended for people with eating disorders or people with certain serious health conditions as per an article from Healthline.

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