We are sometimes overwhelmed with all of the information about what we should and shouldn’t do while dieting. I mean, can we eat eggs or not? And I’m sorry, but how long am I doing Keto, and will I gain all of the weight I’ve lost back? It can be difficult to sift through all of the diet information thrown our way. There is however, a diet trick that can allow you to eat what you want, for the most part. It is known as intermittent fasting, and there are a few options you can choose from to make sure you’re participating in something that is comfortable to you and your body.
1. 16:8 Method
This method means that for 8 hours, you will be consuming all of your daily calories. The remaining 16 hours is when your body goes into fasting mode. Your body will burn through your excess fat reserves. Now, a lot of people like this, because they feel as though they can sort of still eat whatever they want within those 8 hours. Dietitians, however, suggest you eat nutrient dense foods to make the most out of your fasting.
2. 5:2 Method
For 5 days of the week you will eat a normal, healthy amount of calories. For 2 days you will only consume about 500-800 calories. This drastically lowers your weekly calorie intake, and puts your body in fasting mode, which ultimately helps you drop the poundage.
3. 6:1 Method
This is 6 days of normal eating, and 1 day of literal fasting. That means you are not eating at all. A lot of people have a difficult time doing this, and it’s understandable. Your blood sugar remains quite low through the entire day, which can leave you feeling groggy and tired.