Intermittent fasting, as a weight loss diet is slowly taking its spotlight in the fitness industry. It is a diet that involves feeding patterns where there is a restriction of energy intake for a period followed by an average food intake daily.
Aside from weight loss, intermittent fasting also promotes autophagy or the body’s automatic cleaning systems, which is known to have anti-aging effects and keeps the cells younger and healthier.
Consequently, an increase in autophagy due to intermittent fasting delays the onset of age-related diseases, which include cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease.
However, did you know that there is a right way of doing intermittent fasting? Below are some tips that you can follow to increase your chances of success if you’re having any trouble using the intermittent fasting technique.
Do Not Eat During Your Fasting Time
For some who already have the gist of the diet, this should be a no-brainer because you are fasting, so you should not be eating. But for others, say beginners or new to intermittent fasting this may come as news to you. Yes, there are protocols like the 16:8 diet or the modified alternate-day fasting diet that allows you to fast when, in fact, you are not abstaining from eating. The truth, with this diet, is you are eating but with meager calories. That can thr