Intermittent Fasting : The IF Diet
Here’s everything you need to know about intermittent fasting boy this kind of describes my commute at rush hour goes fast then slow-fast then slow intermittent fasting get it okay.
We’re not talking about stop-and-go driving here nope intermittent fasting or if’ is the most popular weight loss program today even celebrities like Hugh Jackman Chris Hemsworth and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Dr. Kevin Gendreau a primary care doctor claimed that he lost 125 pounds in 18 months thanks to
intermittent fasting before IF he weighed 300 pounds whoa it seems that intermittent fasting is a true miracle worker
What is the secret behind if’ that makes it so effective the truth behind this weight loss craze with a nagging question in our minds is it possible for the all human body to endure long hours of fasting on a daily basis
Hey let’s perform a little sleuthing first who created intermittent fasting, in general, is an age-old practice but it has nothing to do with your dream of achieving each body physique actually you’ve been kind of doing if.
History of fasting
You eat breakfast has in breakfast Greek heavyweights such as Pythagoras.
Socrates and Plato fasted to purify their spirit and mind some major religions exercise fasting to
strengthen their faith Mahatma Gandhi fasted 17 times during his campaign for Indian independence
He not only shed some pounds but also shed the British government but when did fasting gain recognition as a means of shedding a few pounds well it was popularized by the American writer Upton Sinclair in the 1900s.
Sinclair practice juice cleansing and fasting at the same time in August 2012 fasting gained
recognition from the health and fitness community thanks to the influence of a doctor and journalist
He published a book about it in January 2013 entitled the fast diet now before we move on
we need to clarify misconceptions about intermittent fasting
First of all if’ is often thought to be a type of diet with intermittent fasting you’re not watching what you eat instead you have to watch when you eat
It’s not a diet plan but an eating pattern we’ll explain this later in detail, for now.
The second misconception about if’ is that you must starve yourself so let’s look at the definition of starving from the Merriam-webster dictionary to suffer or die from lack of food on the other hand also taken from the same dictionary fasting means to eat no food for a period of time
With if’ you still have to eat and drink but it should be time-restricted that’s why intermittent fasting is sometimes called time-restricted eating
The third and last the misconception that holds back the health buffs from trying this controversial weight loss program is the safety and health concerns associated with intermittent fasting
How intermittent fasting works
Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern with if’ your entire day or week is divided into two parts the eating period and the fasting period
During the eating period, you can eat a regular meal so yeah you don’t have to starve yourself well in the fasting period you’re not allowed to consume any food nope not even a single morsel can touch your lips
There is an exception to this rule during fasting you can drink but only water tea or black coffee no sugar or creamer plays
Some cases, means when you’re on full-day fasting or one meal a day on in a worrier diet, you can eat a few hundred calories or a fruit and veggie combo.
While you’re in fasting mode how can you split your day week into an eating period and a fasting period can it be 16 hr fasting and 8 hours eating.
Here are some eating patterns you can follow
The sixteen to eight pattern also known as lean gains was invented by fitness expert Martin Burkham lean gains is an if’ schedule that’s good for beginners.
It involves fasting for 14 to 16 hours a day the remaining six to eight hours are for the eating period
The 5 to 2 pattern
The fast diet is a method created by British doctor and journalist Michael Mosley yup the same guy who revived the popularity of intermittent fasting.
This is lighter than the lean gains protocol because you can eat 500 to 600 calories or calorie-rich foods during the two days of fasting and then you can eat normally for 5 days
Eat Stop Eat
Eat stop eat was discovered by fitness expert Brad Pihl on with this intermittent fasting eating pattern you have to fast for 24 hours once or twice a week.
For example, you can start your fast on Monday at 12 p.m. and ended on Tuesday the next day at 12 p.m. alternate day fasting as the name suggests is where you fast every other day when in a fasting period you can either eat 500 to 600 calories or nothing at all
The warrior diet was popularized by fitness expert Meckler contrary to the scary name it requires fasting all day but you can still eat small portions of fruits and vegetables.
The eating period is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and you can eat one huge meal.
When you’re in a fasting period your body gets its energy from its last reserve fat the fat stored in your body is burned to convert it to energy the longer you fast the more fat is burned in the process.
- Getting rid of the fat you wanted to flush out from your body
- Prevent type 2 diabetes
- Promote insulin resistance
- Good for the heart
- It may prevent cancer
- It improves brain function
- It promotes longevity
It simplifies your lifestyle because you don’t need to plan cook and pack three to six meals a
the day you can save money and time.
When buying and preparing food hey that means fewer dishes to wash up too although intermittent fasting seems promising this weight loss solution is not for everyone.
If you really want to try it we suggest consulting your doctor first especially in cases diabetes low blood pressure underweight pregnant breastfeeding or trying to conceive eating disorder
Children and teens are advised not to try if’ because at this stage of their development they need more energy than adults
You should also remember that you can’t lose weight through intermittent fasting alone since you’re always fasting your body needs proper nourishment from healthy foods like dairy lean proteins nuts and seeds veggies whole grains and unprocessed and whole foods.
It’s also safe to exercise while fasting but we recommend doing it after your body has adjusted and is not experiencing side effects like hunger or weakness
It’s tough to lose weight regardless of the slimming program you go with sacrifices must be made saying goodbye to your favorite greasy foods or not eating from time to time.
If you can’t keep away from that bag of chips or you don’t have enough self-control it might have
something to do with your body’s Constitution than this diet not much effective.
It should work for you in the long run so how about you have you tried intermittent fasting
do you know a better way to lose weight love to know your thoughts in the comment box.