What Is Intermittent Fasting and can it work for me?

Author: Adam Macdougall   Date Posted:1 November 2018 

Intermittent fasting is currently one of the world's most popular health and fitness trends.

It involves alternating cycles of fasting and eating. Many studies show that this can cause weight loss, improve metabolic health, protect against disease and perhaps help you live longer. There are several different intermittent fasting methods, all of which split the day or week into eating periods and fasting periods.

But which one is right for you?

 

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting. It does not say anything about which foods to eat, but rather when you should eat them.

There are several different intermittent fasting methods, all of which split the day or week into eating periods and fasting periods. Most people already "fast" every day, while they sleep. Intermittent fasting can be as simple as extending that fast a little longer. That's why The Man Shake is perfect for breaking the fast as it will keep you full till lunch and set you up to burn fat all day.

Then you're technically fasting for 16 hours every day, and restricting your eating to an 8-hour eating window. This is the most popular form of intermittent fasting, known as the 16/8 method.

Despite what you may think, intermittent fasting is actually fairly easy to do. Many people report feeling better and having more energy during a fast.

Hunger is usually not that big of an issue, although it can be a problem in the beginning, while your body is getting used to not eating for extended periods of time.

No food is allowed during the fasting period, but you can drink water, tea, coffee, and other non-caloric beverages.