Have you ever tried to count the number of different diets/diet plans on the market? Over the years the number has grown exponentially. Well, here another one for you to consider-INTERMITTENT FASTING.
There are many theories as to how to lose weight in our food obsessed society. I have always advocated making slow, consistent changes ( one food at a time) to what you eat, resulting in a lifestyle. If you want the change to be permanent, it can’t just be about food. You have to look at all the factors in your life and why YOU focus on food.
Having said that ( I’m now stepping off my soapbox), here’s another approach to consider. Intermittent fasting plans claim to give you more flexibility while still losing weight, but only eating a certain number of hours during the day. However, let’s be clear, you can not fast for a time and then binge like crazy the other time, and still lose weight.so let go of that idea right now. But by consistently cutting calories, it may work for you. In my opinion, the science behind this shakey at best, but you decide. Here are some examples:
Fasting Mimicking Diet- Caloric restriction for 5 days every 3 months ( 1100cal on day one, 750 cal days 2-5).Puts body in a ketogenic state ( may work for people who travel0
Time Restricted Feeding-Narrows your window of eating, boosting fat burning. You have an 8-10 hr window in which to eat (ie) 8a-4p or 8a-6p. ( Good for people who like to snack at night)
The 5:2 diet- Eating normal ( whatever that means) for 5 days, then cutting calories to only 25% of your norm for 2 days. Any 2 days you like, not necessarily consecutive days. ( For people that work out a lot, you will eat less on your off days).
For more information, check out health.com
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