Lately this is one of the most frequent questions I am asked. So here are a few tips to help you choose the best approach as no two bodies are the same.
Intermittent fasting means that you don't eat for a period of time each day or week. There are different approaches to intermittent fasting. If you wish to follow intermittent fasting, you can choose the one that suits your body -
Alternate-day fasting. Eat a normal diet one day and either completely fast or have one small meal (less than 500 calories) the next day.
5:2 fasting. Eat a normal diet five days a week and fast two days a week.
2:8 Daily time-restricted fasting. Eat normally but only within an eight-hour window each day. For example, skip breakfast but eat lunch around 2 pm and dinner by 8 p.m
There are no roses without thorns. Similarly even intermittent fasting can have unpleasant side effects, but they usually go away within a month. Side effects may include:
Intermittent fasting is safe for many people, but it’s not for breastfeeding and pregnant mothers or if you have kidney stones, gastroesophageal reflux, diabetes etc then intermittent fasting must be done under medical supervision.