Are you familiar with the concept of Intermittent Fasting? It has been trending since NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine) published an article about its benefits in December 2019. Even doctors started following it after reading the article. Many celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, and Hugh Jackman, also claimed significant weight loss with intermittent fasting.
First, let’s discuss the concept of Intermittent Fasting. Intermittent Fasting refers to different cycles of fasting and eating. It does not tell you the food that you should eat but rather tell you when you should eat. There are different methods of intermittent fasting, but the most common method is 16/8 which involves eating only during an 8-hour window and fasting for the remaining 16 hours of a day.
Weight loss, controlled blood pressure, and prevention of type 2 diabetes are some of its benefits. Besides these benefits, there is one obvious benefit that we all completely ignore – controlling midnight snacking. Midnight snacking is a very common factor for weight gain, and intermittent fasting has helped in controlling this behavior for most people. It reduces extra calorie intake in your body, which usually comprises unhealthy food like chips or chocolates.
We are not supporting or disapproving of the medical benefits of Intermittent Fasting, but definitely expect it to help you avoid midnight snacking and those unnecessary unhealthy calories. If you feel that you can’t control the urge to eat post-dinner snacks, then consider intermittent fasting as a motivation to control your eating habits. It worked for many people, and it will work for you too!
See the Intermittent Fasting guide by Sumaya Kazi – founder of The CulturalConnect.
Disclaimer: We are not medical professionals, so please consult with your physician before practicing Intermittent Fasting.
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