Intermittent fasting is eating and fasting. 16/8, where you fast for 16 hours and eat within an 8-hour window, and 5:2, where you eat normally for 5 days and limit calories to 500-600 for 2 days, are the most frequent intermittent fasting methods.
Intermittent fasting reduces belly obesity through improving insulin sensitivity and metabolism. Fasting may decrease abdominal obesity by burning stored fat.
Slowly increase intermittent fasting duration. After dinner at 7 pm, fast till 7 am. Add a few hours each week until you reach your desired fasting time.
During the eating window, consume lean protein, healthy fats, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Eliminate processed foods, soda, and high-fat snacks.
Hydrate while fasting. Water, herbal tea, or black coffee when fasting. Sugary and alcoholic beverages disrupt your fast.
A light protein, healthy fat, and fiber meal breaks your fast. Avoid processed, sugary, and excessive foods.
Pregnant or lactating women, people with eating disorders, and those with particular medical conditions should not intermittent fast. See your doctor before intermittent fasting.