Consuming food and then going without anything for a substantial period of time is also called intermittent fasting and this concept is gaining a lot of popularity with celebrities and weight watchers as it helps you to maintain and modify the window as per the comfort level.
This aforementioned fasting window can vary from a certain number of hours in the day to start off with and then stretched across to full days of fasting. It can also be spaced out within the week.
One of the biggest factors which work while intermittent fasting is the type of food we eat and the intervals we maintain in between. Also, it has to be mentioned here that while we rest, the body heals the fastest and this is when the digestive system rests too. Hence, the type of food we consume becomes extremely important during this period.
One of the most popular ways to go about intermittent fasting is to do the 16:8—eating for 8 hours of the day and fasting for the remaining 16 hours.
These are most important benefits one can derive from intermittent fasting:
- It controls and reduces the inflammation in the gut and other parts of the body.
- The rest also helps multiply the good microbes which are needed for digestion, satiety, and weight loss.
- Also, a controlled diet helps in controlling the insulin levels which is one great way to check the weight and help in different obesity-related problems.
- One of the most important factors with intermittent fasting is that it can be maintained during long-distance travel.
There needs to be a check on what you eat and hence, one needs to keep in mind to not gorge on cookies and consume a lot of calories during the time of fasting.