The most popular diet trend these days is intermittent fasting, which permits fasting for a defined period of time on specific days of the week. We often get the question of what we think about intermittent fasting. Ultimately, you’ll make the finally discission however here are some pros and cons of intermittent fasting.
- Intermittent fasting increases your body’s ability to burn fat. This means that you will burn more calories during the day and lose weight faster, even when you are not following the intermittent fasting schedule. Just by doing this once or twice a week, you will start to see results in about 8 weeks.
- Intermittent fasting may help with certain chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, acne vulgaris etc.,
- It does not require calorie counting.
- It can be done anywhere, any time.
- There are no strict food rules to follow.
The cons of intermittent fasting are the following:
- It takes a while to get use to this new eating routine.
- The first three days are usually the most difficult ones.
-If you have trouble sleeping, intermittent fasting might not be for you.
-Lastly, if you are an elite athlete, then intermittent fasting might not be for you either because your body needs fuel to recover properly and to do well athletically.
-It's difficulty to stick to long-term.
- Deprivation on fasting days and feeling hungry during the fast.
There are many ways to lose weight, and intermittent fasting is one of them. But it is not backed by scientific studies and can do more harm than good in some cases. Now that you know the pros and cons of intermittent fasting, we recommend that you make your choice wisely on whether or not you should do it. We encourage asking your doctor or a registered dietician for more information regarding this and if this is a good plan for you.