What is intermittent fasting?
Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an eating pattern where you switch between periods of eating and fasting. You are still able to eat a normal amount of food but just in a smaller time frame, which is called your 'eating window.' It is a healthy way towards your weight loss.
Benefits of IF:
- Weight loss
- It can reduce insulin resistance, lowering blood sugar by 3–6% and insulin levels by 20–31%
- Reduces risk of inflammation
- Reduces “bad” LDL cholesterol, blood triglycerides, inflammatory markers, and blood sugar.
- Increases the brain hormone BDNF and may aid the growth of new nerve cells