Intermittent Fasting: A Go-to Solution for Obese Patients

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting has become well-liked and potentially game-changing in the search for effective methods of managing obesity.

Although it has been mentioned in popular media since at least 2016 with Dr. Jason Fung’s book The Obesity Code, intermittent fasting is still one of the most popular trends.

The most well-liked trend in nutrition in 2020 was intermittent fasting, which was claimed to have been tried by almost one-quarter of Americans. Although the 16:8 protocol, which is the most widely used form of intermittent fasting, calls for fasting for 16 hours and eating for 8 hours in a 24-hour period, some contend that this is more of a time-restricted feeding pattern than a true fast.

The popular intermittent fasting methods include

Daily time-specified feeding

Although the precise hours one chooses to fast may not have an impact on effectiveness, this is often a 16-hour overnight fast from 8 p.m. till noon. In other words, skipping breakfast. Each meal would be consumed between noon and eight o’clock.

One Meal A Day (OMAD)

OMAD can be practised daily or as a component of a 5:2 schedule. It usually entails abstaining from all food and liquids from dinner the previous evening till dinner the next evening.

The 5:2 plan

On the 5:2 diet, one would eat normally for five days and fast on two of the seven. One could use an OMAD regimen or a 16:8 protocol on fasting days.

Dieters who practise intermittent fasting report less hunger as their bodies get used to the fasting regimen. However, other health advantages of fasting include increases in insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, inflammation, stress response, and sleep. The majority of the weight loss effect of fasting comes from the calorie restriction it provides.

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