What is Intermittent Fasting?

Are you familiar with the concept of Intermittent Fasting? It has been trending after NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine) published an article about its benefits in December 2019. Even doctors started following it after reading the article. Many celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Hugh Jackman, also claimed significant weight loss with this technique.

What is Intermittent Fasting?

First, let’s discuss the concept of Intermittent Fasting (IF). It refers to different cycles of fasting and eating. It does not tell the food that you should eat rather tell you when you should eat. There are different methods of intermittent fasting, but the most common method is 16/8 which involves eating only during an 8-hour window and fasting for the remaining 16 hours of a day.

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Weight loss, controlled blood pressure, and prevention of type 2 diabetes are some of its benefits. Besides these benefits, there is one obvious benefit that we all completely ignore – controlling midnight snacking. Midnight snacking is a very common factor for weight gain, and IF has helped in controlling this behavior for most of the people. It reduces extra calorie intake in your body, which usually comprises unhealthy food like chips or chocolates.

We are not supporting or disapproving the medical benefits of Intermittent Fasting, but definitely expect it to help you avoid midnight snacking and those unnecessary unhealthy calories. If you feel that you can’t control the urge to eat post-dinner snacks, then consider it as a motivation to control your eating habits. It worked for many people, and it will work for you too!

Click here to see Intermittent Fasting guide by Sumaya Kazi – founder of The CulturalConnect.

Disclaimer: Please consult with your physician before changing your diet.

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