Earlier it was about eating in a pattern of 5:2 or 16:8, nowadays losing weight is becoming more about when you eat than about what you eat. This trend has recently started buzzing in the alerts of social media and has also become one of the most reputable diets around. Yes, we are talking about the popular diet regime, Intermittent Fasting (IF).
The homo sapiens are not from the race of blind followers. In simple words, if someone tells you to take a healthy and balanced diet, it would not be as convincing for you, as an enforced and disciplined plan which is more periodical. That is what intermittent fasting does.
Intermittent fasting can be done in various ways, but the periodical reflection of the time at which you are consuming your food items should be fixed. The followers of this diet claim that it is quite good in order to lose weight and have a healthy body.
The technique behind intermittent fasting is pretty simple. It involves some speculative math and cutting down the calories. However, there are some studies that show that the patterns of this fasting are not very sensible, as fasting for alternate-days leads to intense hunger and therefore is impractical.
Fasting once was considered to be the way to spirituality and religious belief. But the postmodern era brings out the checklist of different foods and less active lifestyle, leading the health into more critical ailments and the body towards obesity. Unlike other fasting scenes, IF does not exclude specific food groups, like fats and carbohydrates. But what it needs is a clock. Perhaps that is what makes it very appealing and influential.
Eating everything becomes a problem and excluding everything in the diet also is a matter of concern. So, intermittent fasting suggests have anything, but be punctual with the decided clock.