Intermittent Fasting is the newest fad diet.
However, doesn’t leaving your body hungry mess with your metabolism? Can this leave you light headed? Is this really a good fit for most? Let’s take a deep dive into the ‘whys’ behind Intermittent Fasting.
So now you are all wondering ‘why’ do people fast? Fasting is notorious for effective weight loss. Taking a break from eating for 12-16 hours a day will be highly effective for taking off the first (or last) 10 pounds. Typically, when doing Intermittent Fasting you have a lower caloric intake without even counting calories. In addition, you are now paying attention to WHEN you eat which by default makes you pay closer attention to WHAT you eat. However, if you are prone to binge eating or overeating, Intermittent Fasting may not be for you. In addition to weight loss, Intermittent Fasting is known to stimulate brain function, boost your immune system, rejuvenate skin and help you gain back time and establish a routine. ALL good things if you ask us. However, Intermittent Fasting is not for everyone as we mention previously. If you have type 1 diabetes, if you are pregnant, or have a chronic illness this diet is not for you.
In conclusion, who is ready to fast? Most of us here at Nourish have given it a try. A few of our team members swear by this lifestyle, and take advantage of having a Nourish lunch and dinner in the fridge ready for them to heat and eat.