Fasting is a word that typically elicits groans. We get it. But hear us out. Intermittent fasting is short-term and painless. And the 8 hours you’re sleeping count! Plus, intermittent fasting and weight loss make a great team.
Intermittent fasters have gotten creative with the particulars, but here are the 3 most popular ways to conduct an intermittent fast.
The important thing is to not go crazy with the calories during your “eating” hours. Eat healthfully and conscientiously to reap the benefits of intermittent fasting and weight loss.
Of course, there is also the obvious way intermittent fasting helps with weight loss—you eat fewer calories when you incorporate these short-term fasts into your weight loss regimen!
Let’s see what science says: A 2014 study published in Translational Research showed that intermittent fasting (IF) reduced body weight by as much as 8% and helped slim down waist circumference up to 7%. The researchers concluded that intermittent fasting showed “promise” for “weight loss and type 2 diabetes risk reduction.”
What have you got to lose but inches off your waistline? Give intermittent fasting a try, and let us know how it goes!