Can Fasting be Better than a Diet?

We’re all different and we thrive off different foods and different kinds of exercise. Since having children a few years ago, my husband and I have struggled to get back in shape - there’s just too much going on. However, we both found different solutions. For him, it was to actually be more like his father - to skip breakfasts.

This is actually called Intermittent Fasting or IF for short. IF combines eating full meals so you are not restricting or cutting anything back when you do eat, with periods of fasting lasting from 16 hours to an extreme of 36. There are a few popular regimes including:

  • Daily Intermittent Fasting (16 hours - 8pm to 12pm)
  • Weekly Intermittent Fasting
  • Alternate Day IF
  • The Warrior Diet
  • The 5:2 Diet
  • Fat Loss Forever

However, IF is not for everyone - for example, most women struggle with it and it has been linked to adverse health outcomes. What’s good for the average guy in this instance does not work for the average woman. Furthermore, it is not an excuse to pig out on junk food. Before trying it, I recommend you read a more in depth introduction to the subject such as this article on the basics of Intermittent Fasting.

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