18:6 Intermittent Fasting

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Intermittent fasting is a weight-loss strategy that switches between fasting and eating windows. Intermittent fasting is considered as an eating pattern rather than a diet plan.

What does intermittent fasting mean?

Intermittent fasting can be practiced in different ways, But all the methods depend on a timetable consisting of periods of fasting and eating.

How does intermittent fasting work?

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Most people choose intermittent fasting with a desire to lose weight. Although there are many other health benefits of intermittent fasting, metabolic switching is essential to consider during weight loss.

What is metabolic switching?

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The seven days of the week are divided into five eating days and two fasting days. The fasting two days of the week is important.

Fast diet

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This is considered the most precise method for beginners. Overnight fasting is easy to practice as there is no need to skip any meal.

Overnight fasting

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This isn’t easy to practice this method. It is indicated to fast for 24-hours. So it becomes difficult to practice with the usual daily activities.

Whole day fasting

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As the name implies, you will choose two days out of the week when you will fast. It is required that you eat 500 calories or less for two days.

Twice Per Week Fasting

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This method of intermittent fasting indicates that you fast one day then eat the next, however, on the day you eat, you restrict the number of calories to only 500 calories.

Alternate Day Fasting

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The research studies have proven that intermittent fasting can aid weight loss. During intermittent fasting, the stored fat gets burned and loses weight.

Losing weight

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Fasting is the best method to alleviate insulin resistance. It helps in reducing blood sugar levels by 3-6%. So reducing insulin resistance helps you to prevent getting type 2 diabetes.

Insulin resistance

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