INTERMITTENT FASTING –
How It Works And Its Advantages
How Intermittent Fasting works and which Advantages it has
Hollywood’s hottest diet besides the vegan diet is the Intermittent Fasting. More and more celebrities are going vegan, trying the intermittent fasting or even better- they’re combining those two diets! I’ve read a lot about this kind of fasting and I’m very excited about it. I’ll definitely try it out and let you know about my experiences – so this might be not my last post about that topic 🙂
But first, I want to summarize what I’ve read about it for you.
Perhaps you’ll like it and want to try it out, too? 🙂
What is Intermittent Fasting?
Intermittent Fasting is a special way of fasting, which prescribes a specific eating rhythm.
The aim of this fasting is primarily to get a better feeling of your wellness and to counteract the age-related diseases. Although it’s not the fastest way of weight loss, it is weight loss with a much lower risk of a yo-yo effect! Scientists even say it leads to a longer life.
How does Intermittent Fasting work?
There are daily fasting periods. In the fasting period of 16 hours you should drink lots of water and unsweetened tea- I recommend alkaline tea sorts.
In the other timeframe of 8 hours you are allowed to eat. If you want to intensify this diet you can even choose to fast 18 hours and eat 6 hours or less. But I wouldn’t recommend to go crazy with cutting the eating period, unless you’re very experienced in that topic. In those 6 or 8 hours you should eat healthy und with as less sugar as possible. It doesn’t require a specific time, you can set those eating and fasting periods as it suits best for you.
Here’s an example how a weekly plan of intermittent fasting could look like:
What are the Advantages?
There are many positive impacts of the Intermittent Fasting. I summarize the most frequently mentioned advances:
- a much better well-being
- better physical and mental performance
- healthy and lasting weight loss
- regulation of cholesterol and blood sugar level
- protection of the nervous system
- prevention of age-related diseases
It is also mentioned relatively frequently that it even prolongs life. It really caught my interest and I will try it out. As soon as I notice any changes through this diet I’ll let you know 🙂
Do you have any experiences with the intermittent Fasting? If yes, share it in the comments- I’m excited! 🙂