What is Intermittent Fasting?

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New information, popular diets, and new dietary patterns emerge every year on weight loss and diets. Another popular diet in recent times is “intermittent fasting.”

There are three different methods in this diet.

Method 1

Let’s first consider the 16:8 method, also known as intermittent fasting/time-restricted fasting. In this order, the person stays hungry for 16 hours and eats for the remaining 8 hours. For example, A meal is eaten between 12:00 and 20:00, and no food other than unsweetened tea, coffee, and water is consumed in the remaining 16 hours. It can be said that its applicability is easier than other methods.

2. Method

In the 5:2 system, also known as “alternating hunger,” the person consumes enough food to meet the energy needed for five days (i.e., there is no such thing as unlimited food). For two days, women are planned to receive 500 kcal and men 600 kcal per day.

3. Method

The third order is the “eat-stop-eat” system, which includes 24-hour fasting. In this order, no food is eaten for 24 hours once or twice a week. For example, you eat dinner. You don’t eat until the next day. It is difficult to implement because it is fasting for a long time.

Do These Methods Provide Weight Loss?

The answer to this question depends on how well you implement the system! Since meals are skipped somehow in these three methods, energy intake is restricted, and weight loss occurs naturally. However, the important thing for healthy weight loss is to eat SUFFICIENT AND BALANCED…

For example you are applying the 16/8 layout. If you starve for 16 hours and eat unhealthy, sugary, and high-calorie foods within 8 hours, weight loss will not be efficient and permanent, and there will be risks to your health. While these systems are being implemented, the contents of the meals should be planned to provide HEALTHY and SUFFICIENT ENERGY..
Its positive and negative effects on health are still discussed.

Who Is It Risky For?

  • People with diabetes and people with blood sugar problems
  • Those with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) problems
  • People with a history of eating disorders
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding people
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