What Is Intermittent Fasting (IF)?
Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting.
Studies show that it can have powerful effects on your body and brain, and may even help you live longer (source.)
People are using it to lose weight, improve health and simplify their healthy lifestyle.
There are different types of fasting, the one we recommend, which as proven advantage in fitness is The 16/8 Method:
Restricting your daily eating period to 8 hours, for example from 1 pm to 9 pm. Then you “fast” for 16 hours in between.
Who should not use Intermittent Fasting?
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- People who are underweight or have a history of eating disorders should not fast.
- Kids under 18 years old, probably not a good idéa
Overall intermittent fasting does have an outstanding safety profile. There is nothing “dangerous” about not eating for a while if you are healthy and well nourished overall.
Frequently Asked Questions About Intermittent Fasting
1. Fasting for 16 hours seems hard, what if I dont feel good doing it?
It’s not that hard once you get used to it, we recommend you start with lets say 13 hours fasting a day and slowly increase it to 16.
In the end, if you don’t like the lifestyle of fasting, then simply don’t do it.
2. What time of the day should I fasting?
What time of the day you start your fasting doesn’t really matter, you can chose to do it at the eveningt or simply skip breakfast and eat a bigger lunch.
Chose what suits your lifestyle.