Chances are you’ve heard of intermittent fasting and its amazing benefits.
You may be compelled to try it, but not sure how the fasting works or how to get started.
If that’s you, you are in the right place.
This post explains what intermittent fasting or IF is, and its most popular 16/8 fasting method.
It also has a sample 1-day 16/8 fasting plan you can use to get started right away.
What is Intermittent Fasting (IF)?
Intermittent fasting is not a diet but rather an eating pattern.
It splits a day into periods of eating and fasting, which you alternate.
IF is all about when to eat, not what to eat.
Thus by definition, it’s not a diet.
Because it’s not about the foods you eat, IF works with any dietary choices.
There’s also no calorie counting.
How it works is you choose a part of the day to refrain from eating.
This is called your fasting window, and the other part of the day is reserved for eating.
Intermittent Fasting can easily fit into just about any lifestyle or diet.
And many people find IF less restrictive and more flexible to stick to than actual diet plans.
This leads to the 16/8 fasting, the easiest fasting method around.