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Intermittent fasting – Not just for weight loss
If you want to lose fat, improve metabolism, and experience other health benefits all without giving up your favourite foods, intermittent fasting might be for you!
It’s an emerging area of research and the results are very promising. Similar to calorie reduced diets, intermittent fasting has benefits for weight loss and metabolic improvements, and might even improve brain and mental health.
Intermittent fasting (IF) has a few advantages over regular calorie reduced diets. Not only is it easier for many people to stick with, but it also seems to have a metabolic advantage. These are really good things when it comes to long-term health.
Intermittent fasting is just that – fasting intermittently (periodically). It’s an “eating pattern,” rather than a “diet.” That means regularly reducing your eating and drinking during pre-set times. It’s controlling when you eat and drink, as opposed to what you eat and drink.
There are lots of ways to intermittently fast. It can be done daily, weekly, or monthly. After we go over the health benefits, we’ll look at some of the most popular methods on how to, and who shouldn’t, IF.
Subsections of the article:
- Background: History and animal studies
- Intermittent Fasting for Weight and Fat Loss
- Intermittent Fasting for Metabolic and Heart Health
- Intermittent Fasting for Brain and Mental Health
- How intermittent fasting helps our bodies and brains
- Who shouldn’t try intermittent fasting?
- How to Intermittently Fast
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