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Intermittent Fasting

We have made it to the last step. So, what is intermittent fasting? Rachael Link has the answers.

"Intermittent Fasting: A Beginner’s Guide to Improving Health and Losing Weight

By Rachael Link, MS, RD

May 16, 2018

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  • What Is Intermittent Fasting?

  • 6 Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

  • Best Way to Intermittent Fast

It’s every dieter’s dream: imagine being able to eat whatever you want most days of the week, limiting your intake for one or two days at a time and still losing weight. Believe it or not, intermittent fasting benefits more than just your waistline; crucially, fasting helps to stabilize blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation and keep your heart healthy.

There are a variety of approaches to intermittent fasting and many studies backing the multitude of benefits to your health and overall wellness.

From fasting for just a few hours each day to skipping meals for two days each week, intermittent fasting (IMF) can be an easy way to simultaneously improve your health and achieve your weight loss goals.

What Is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting, also known as cyclic fasting, has risen in popularity in recent years as more and more research emerges discovering new intermittent fasting benefits.

In a 2016 Cell Metabolism study called “Fasting, Circadian Rhythms, and Time-Restricted Feeding in Healthy Lifespan,” the authors discuss how fasting allow humans to rely less on our glucose stores for energy and instead on our ketone bodies and fat stores. As a result, “both intermittent and periodic fasting result in benefits ranging from prevention to the enhanced treatment of diseases.” (1) Even