Have you ever come across the term intermittent diet?
Well, during this kind of diet plan, individuals eat during specific hours typically within 8-10 hours to lose weight. This kind of diet plan has been so popular that it was the most used dieting idea to lose weight in the previous year 2019. But is this something new? No, to be honest, this is a very ancient idea of losing weight that has now gained popularity, thanks to several health blogs and dieticians.
So, here’s beginners guide for you. What exactly is an intermittent diet and how exactly does it help you lose your weight. Read to find out.
What is the intermittent diet?
Does it mean you have to starve yourself? No, it simply means to eat during specific and limited hours in a day. If it is done right, it doesn’t cause much trouble and your body doesn’t have to go through serious changes. If we have to talk about the core of this form of dieting, it simply allows the body to use its stored energy by burning off excess body fat.
What are the benefits of intermittent dieting?
Intermittent dieting’s most obvious benefit is weight loss. However, this type of dieting has several health benefits beyond just losing weight. Often claimed to ‘detoxify’ or ‘purify’ your body, here are some of the significant benefits.
- Weight and body fat loss.
- Increased fat burning.
- Improves mental clarity and concentration.
- Increases energy.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Improves blood cholesterol profile.
Note: You should not follow intermittent dieting if you are:
- Underweight or having an eating disorder.
- Pregnant as you need extra nutrients for your body and the baby.
- A child under 16 – Kids need extra nutrients to grow.
What are the side effects of intermittent dieting?
Any form of diet will show certain side effects on the body. So does intermittent dieting. Hunger is one of the most possible side effects and so is constipation. You could also have headaches and you might face certain muscle cramps. But, these symptoms are pretty manageable and you need not stop your diet for it.
If you are struggling to lose weight, this is another took to have in your kit. And, it is also a great way to change your lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle.