Intermittent Fasting: A Great Way To Lose / Regulate Your Weight
Women Fitness India|October 2021
The concept of intermittent fasting came to light when actress Alia Bhatt lost weight for her debut film. Also, actor-blogger Sameera Reddy took to Instagram to reveal that she is trying the new diet trend, Intermittent fasting to reach her weight goal.

For first timers, Intermittent fasting (IF) is a type of eating plan that calls for periods of eating and fasting (in which you can only consume water, coffee, and tea). During the time periods you can eat, you can generally eat what you like, which is why the plan works for a lot of people. It’s simple, and you can tweak the schedule to fit your needs.

Types Of Intermittent Fating

16/8 method or Leangains protocol

This fasting diet is exactly what it sounds like: you refrain from eating for 14-16 hours of the day and eat all of your meals during the remaining eight hours. The idea of this plan from a weight loss perspective is the same as other plans: Theoretically, you’re creating a large enough caloric deficit during the fasting periods that you cannot get your calorie intake high enough to undo during your smaller eating window. Best for: Dedicated gym-goers who want to lose body fat and build muscle.

What and when you eat during the feeding window depends on when you work out. On days you exercise, carbs are more important than fat. On rest days, fat intake should be higher. Protein consumption should be fairly high every day, though it will vary based on goals, gender, age, body fat and activity levels. Regardless of your specific program, whole, unprocessed foods should make up the majority of your calorie intake. If there isn’t time for a meal, a protein shake or meal replacement bar is acceptable (in moderation).

Eat-stop-eat

This plan requires you to complete a 24-hour fast once or twice a week. The remaining days, you go back to eating as you normally do. Many people may find this plan difficult compared to the other variations on fasting because they’re going for a longer amount of time without food. One advantage is there are no “forbidden foods,” and no counting calories, weighing food or restricting your diet, which makes it a bit easier to follow. Best for: Healthy eaters looking for an extra boost.

Some women might find it difficult to go 24 hours without any calories — especially at first. Citing annoying symptoms including headaches, fatigue, or feeling cranky or anxious (though these side effects can dimish over time). The long fasting period can also make it more tempting to binge after a fast.

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