All you need to know about Intermittent Fasting

But it is possible, yes you heard it right! Even sitting at home, you can stay fit by reducing the extra body fat and intermittent fasting will help you in this. Let us know more about intermittent fasting.

A change in the eating pattern, which will reduce the extra body fat faster, bring a glow to the face, strengthen the hair, boost immunity and keep the body healthy and fit.

We are talking about intermittent fasting, whose trend is increasing rapidly in the fitness world, and crores of people are using this diet pattern to reduce obesity.

If someone tells you that you can stay fit even sitting at home or lose weight without exercise and gym, then you might not believe it.

Scientifically speaking, the main reason for weight gain is taking more calories from food. Due to the inability to spend the calories obtained from food, gradually obesity starts increasing in the body.

Also, one meal is not digested properly so that some people get ready for the next meal, which weakens the digestive system and metabolism and due to this also the bodyweight starts increasing.

On the other hand, intermittent fasting strengthens the digestive system and metabolism also works well, as well as you avoid taking extra calories.

Due to all these reasons, gradually the extra fat starts decreasing from the body, along with this there are some other benefits of intermittent fasting.

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is a type of eating pattern, in which fasting (fasting) has to be done for some time. It is completely different from normal fasting. In this, a fixed time of food and fasting is fixed in advance.

In intermittent fasting, there is more emphasis on "when should we eat food" than "what should be eaten in the food". In simple words, this is not a diet plan in which you have to think about what to eat.

You can eat your favorite things during the eating period and you do not have to eat anything during the fasting period. But most experts recommend taking a healthy diet during the eating period.

How to do intermittent fasting?

After knowing the meaning of intermittent fasting, the next question comes, how to do intermittent fasting or how to do intermittent fasting. Let us tell you that there are many types of intermittent fasting, out of which you can choose any fasting pattern.

The types of intermittent fasting are

12-hour fasting – In this, one has to be hungry for 12 hours of the day, while food is eaten only in the remaining 12 hours. This eating pattern is considered good for beginners, you can start intermittent fasting from it.

Fasting for 14 hours – In this one has to be hungry for 14 hours a day and food is eaten only in the remaining 10 hours. This eating pattern is considered the best to stay fit.

Alternate Day Fasting – In this, fasting is done on the next day (Full Day) except one day, this fasting routine should be done only with the advice of a doctor or a dietician. Some experts do not consider it good for health.

16-hour fasting – 16:18 Intermittent fasting is considered to be the best and most effective. In this, the fasting period is of 16 hours and the eating period is of 8 hours.

Fasting for 16 hours is the most popular way to reduce obesity and most people follow this diet pattern.

24-hour fasting – In this fasting pattern, you have to be hungry for 24 hours, like if you have dinner at 7 pm, then you have to be fasting from 7 pm to 7 pm the next day. This can be done 2-3 times in a week.

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