Intermittent fasting also called IF is a method of eating in a short time period of the day and fast during the rest of the time. When you are fasting and keep extending your fast time, you start getting benefits like better weight management, increased brainpower and energy throughout the day. Those who have been following this method, they say that intermittent fasting is very easy to follow. When you are fasting, you have to eat within a window of 8 to 10 hours and fast for the rest of the time. A simple IF plan may look like
- No Breakfast
- Have your first meal around noon.
- Have dinner before 8 pm
- No food after 8 pm
- Repeat the same plan for the next day.
During your fasting time, you can drink water. But if you want to drink tea or coffee, avoid milk and sugar in it. If we understand properly, we can say that Intermittent fasting is not a diet plan, its just an eating schedule. This kind of schedule helps you by regulating insulin level in the body, gives increased immunity and best of all, helps to manage weight.
We have always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but even if we skip breakfast, out adapts and does not go into starvation mode. When we have extended breaks between meals we start getting some great benefits. There are different kinds of intermittent fasting methods that you can follow according to your choice and start getting many benefits from it.