First of all Intermittent fasting is not a diet but in fact a meal timing plan focusing on a specific time abstaining from calories. A set time where you are eating all your food and a set time where you are not.
Intermittent fasting helps you hop onto the fat burning train way faster than traditional dieting. In essence, you begin to use the energy your body preserved. Intermittent fasting is reduced your hunger. Your hunger is reduced during your non-eating windows. Your body gets used to your eating schedule pretty quickly. After a week or two of intermittent fasting, you stop being hungry all the time.
Benefits of Intermittent fasting
It has been shown that intermittent fasting (IF) in humans increases whole-body insulin sensitivity. Which means that you release less insulin after eating, again resulting in less hunger and even less risk for diabetes.
Increased production of Human Growth Hormone. That means better regeneration, less muscle loss, and more muscle growth.
Less risk for neurological diseases. Less risk for Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and so on.
Without the constant rises and crashes in blood sugar, your energy levels remain much more stable throughout the day, keeping you more productive.
The most basic Intermittent fasting regime is the 16/8 method. This is where you fast for 16 hours and have an 8-hour feasting window of opportunity. What’s needed here is to either skip breakfast or dinner. Most of the fasting window is when you sleep, making it a lot easier to sustain.
If you want more of a high-level kind of fasting period that will get you there faster, increasing your fasting window is very important. There is no right or wrong in Intermittent plan. Once you try something, and it’s not working well enough for you, there is always the option to change it and either increase your fasting time or doing some days of the week with larger stretches of time.