Introduction to: Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It doesn't specify which foods you should eat but rather when you should eat them. In this respect, it's not a diet in the conventional sense but more accurately described as an eating pattern.
- The 16/8 method: 16 hour fast with an 8 hour break window.
- The 18/6 method: 18 hour Fast with a 6 hour break window.
- The 20/4 method: 20 hour fast with a 4 hour break window.
- Day Fast: Oh 24 hour fast no break window.
- Eat-Stop-Eat: This involves fasting for 24 hours, once or twice a week, for example by not eating from dinner one day until dinner the next day.
- The 5:2 diet: consume only 500–600 calories on two non-consecutive days of the week, but eat normally the other 5 days.