Trying to lose weight? You might want to give intermittent fasting a try. Rather than being a diet, intermittent fasting is more of a dieting pattern. To put it simply, it refers to making a conscious decision to skip certain meals. What you basically do is consume your calories during a specific time of the day and not eat food for a larger period of time.
There are different ways to take advantage of intermittent fasting. One example is to eat regularly only during a specific time period. For instance, you can eat only from noon to 8pm so you’re essentially skipping breakfast on purpose.
Another method is to skip two meals every day and take a full 24 hours off from eating. For example, you can eat your meals as usual and finish your dinner by 8pm. Then, you won’t eat again until 8pm the next day. What you’ll do basically is to eat your normal three meals per day and then choose a day when you can skip breakfast and lunch the following day.
Take note, however, that there are things you must keep in mind when going on an intermittent fast. Dr. John Berardi, PhD, CSCS, who is one of the most popular and respected experts on fitness and nutrition in North America, warned that there are certain people and situations that intermittent fasting is not suitable for. For instance, if you recently had a baby or a new job, or if you’re life is a bit more stressful than usual, it’s probably not the best time to fast. But if everything’s okay, then you may give it a shot.