Conventional Fasting( refrained from eating) has its own significance, but intake of reduced calories may cause ill-health. Intermittent fasting is an effective way to lose weight and have a healthy lifestyle. It’s not only fasting, but it is also an eating pattern between fasting and eating to make the sure the intake of restricted and necessary energy to have a healthy living. Intermittent fasting is not about what food we should have, or their amount, it is all about when we should eat.
As people becoming aware about health, intermittent fasting is also becomes a trend recent years. Health specialists claims that intermittent fasting not only helps in maintaining weight, but also improve mental health indirectly can extend life span. There is no doubt, if we live in healthy manner, life span will be accordingly.
Types of intermittent fasting
We all have different physique, as we all are unique, so we can not rely on a same method and seek for the similar results on us.Various intermittent fasting pattern came into existence to satisfy the convinence of individuals.
- Warrior diet:- It is nothing but eating fruits and vegetables in small amounts throughout the day, and having a large meal at the end of the day.
- Skipping meals:- A meal can be skipped as per convinence.
- Eat stop eat :- It is much like conventional fasting. Fasting for day once in a week or in other pattern.
- Fixed time fasting:- 16/8 and 5:2 are examples of fixed time fasting. In 16/8 pattern, in 8 hour one can eat in repetitive meals or parts and fast for 16 hour. And in 5:2 pattern, 2 days per week is for fasting.
One can choose any of above patterns as per his/her comfort.
Do intermittent fasting helps in loosing weight?
Intermittent fasting is restricted and planned strategy for energy intake, and if calories is consumed in lesser amount, it will affect the weight for sure. Basic reason behind this is, during fasting our body starts to consume the stored body fat.
There are several mechanisms are supposed to work behind the intermittent fasting and weight loose relationship. Some scientists believes that it works on cellular level, and boost the metabolism rate, by increasing the level of adrenaline and noradrenaline.
Some studies shows that fasting lowers insulin level, by which the stored fat is start to burned instead of glucose.
Undoubtedly intermittent fasting is becoming top choice for all who wans to loose weight.
Fasting is an old-age practice, can be termed as ancient ‘secret of health’. It is also mentioned in various religious books. It has been practiced throughout human history. Intermittent fasting is an alternative, modern and hottest tool to have lean and healthy look. Among other several health benefits, most obvious benefit is weight loss if it is performed in a disciplined manner. Intermittent fasting might potentially improve overall body composition and physiology.
Disclaimer:- Although IF is beneficial for health, but avoid to attempt it without medical supervision.