What is intermittent fasting and who is it recommended for?
Intermittent fasting is becoming more and more fashionable, we see it in social networks, articles and in many recommendations to be in shape this summer. But do you know what intermittent fasting is? Do you know if it is recommended for everyone or if there is any scientific evidence of its benefits? As you have asked us, at Beatfit we wanted to investigate to give you an answer ;) Fasting consists of not eating solid and liquid food for a certain period. In the case of intermittent fasting , known internationally as Intermittent fasting (IF), it is encouraged to reduce the intake of solid foods several days a week and in a ratio of 16/8. This means that for 16 hours in a row we should not eat any food (coinciding with the hours we sleep) and in the following 8 hours we can distribute the meals of the day. An example would be:
- We finish dinner at 10:00 p.m.
- We do not eat any solid food and no caloric drink in 16 hours, that is, until 2:00 p.m.
- At 2:00 p.m. we eat as normal
- We can have a snack, for example, at 5:30 p.m.
- We have dinner at 9:00 p.m. and start again
- Weight loss and body fat
- Increased fat burning
- Decreased insulin and blood sugar levels
- Possible improvement of lucidity and concentration
- Potential energy boost