How Does Intermittent Fasting Work? Explained

How Does Intermittent Fasting Work? Explained

Not only does fasting work for your body, but it can also work well for your brain. It encourages routine, something we should all embrace for weight loss.

If you are doing one of the popular 16:8 or 18:6 diets, that means there is a relatively short window in which you can eat.

It feels counterintuitive, but eating in a shorter window can make you feel more full. You’re less likely to snack. 

Plan your 8-hour window for the times in which you are most active. You might prefer 10 am – 6 pm or even 12 pm – 8 pm as your eating windows. It might be that you don’t want three meals in that time, and go down to two or even one meal and a snack.

Eating in fewer “sittings” is helpful. According to Harvard Health, “between meals, as long as we don’t snack, our insulin levels will go down and our fat cells can then release their stored sugar, to be used as energy.”

There is likely to be an adjustment period while your body gets used to your new routine, but it should only take a few days.

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