Intermittent fasting, does it work?

Updated: Aug 11, 2021

For starters, it might be a good idea to explain what Intermittent Fasting is: It is a kind of diet, a type of eating habit if you want, which should help reduce body fat and speed up our metabolism overall.

This method is about intermittent consumption of meals. There are several variations, the point is that you eat and do not eat in your specified ratio of hours.

For example: 16/8 - this means that you do not eat for 16 hours, and then you receive calories for the remaining 8 hours.

Important: At meal time it is important to eat foods with good nutritional values when we eat empty calories, such as fast food, white bread, sweets ..... We will not achieve the desired effect.

So from my own experience, I started eating around 11:00 in the morning and at 19:00 I started to fast, that's how it went every day. We can also choose a simpler variant 14/10 for those for whom the 16/8 version would be too demanding, it is always important to listen to your body, remember that.

My personal experience was positive. It is true that for the first ten days or so it was difficult to skip breakfast and snacks, it was a habit and old habits die hard. I felt hungry, but then the energy associated with hunger began to increase, because at such a stage the brain releases a hormone that rapidly increases the work of the brain caused by hunger.

This way of dieting, unlike other diets, such as the keto or saccharide diet, suited me and I felt good. Paradoxically I were not so hungry over time, because the body gets used to it quickly. Thanks to fasting, I managed to lose excess fat and I felt great and especially full of energy, which I think is a big positive of this method.

In conclusion, I would like to say that it is purely my subjective experience and it does not have to be the same for everyone, in the end you have to try everything yourself to get what suits you.

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