Intermittent fasting: what is it and how does it work?

Intermittent fasting: what is it and how does it work?

Intermittent fasting is a pattern of eating where you eat in a certain window, and refrain from eating in others. Depending on the intermittent fasting method you choose, these windows can range from several hours of fasting per day, to fasting every two days per week.

As a way to promote weight loss, intermittent fasting generally works by putting you in a calorie deficit, but many people do this for the other health benefits associated with it. When the body enters a “starvation” mode during fasting, due to low glucose levels, it then initiates a homeostatic process called autophagy, which may be useful in preventing disease.

2022-05-17 12:00:36

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