Author(s): Becky Gillaspy
Intermittent fasting is the solution to dropping pounds and boosting your overall health, and it won't leave you feeling hungry. By shortening the window of time in which you eat food, for example only eating two meals per day within an 8-hour time period, you are well on your way to a more healthy, adaptable body.
Intermittent fasting aids weight loss, and is a key therapeutic tool for a variety of hormone- and health-related concerns. (1) Decrease insulin resistance (2) Reduce inflammation (3) Improve cardiovascular health (4) Prevent cancer (5) Protect the brain from disease (6) Extend lifespan.
You've heard of the concept, but you're not sure where to start. In Part 1, this visual beginner's guide will help you to identify your goals and select one of various fasting programs. Choose from several eating patterns- the 16/8 method; the One-Meal-A-Day (OMAD) plan; the 5-2 diet; and alternate day fasts. Learn the answers to all of your questions, like "Can I drink water and coffee while fasting?"
In Part 2, meal plans and recipes will aid your fasting diet. Meal plans are developed so that food leaves you satisfied for hours. With lower carb, higher fat, and moderate protein, recipes offer you the key nutrition you need to make your fasts productive and sustainable.