The most popular weight loss approach nowadays is “16/8 Intermittent Fasting,” which is fasting for 16 hours and eating food only within 8 hours a day. As the stomach is kept empty for more than 12 hours, one’s body will
start to break down fat to achieve the effect of weight loss. Simply speaking, intermittent fasting uses long-term fasting to reduce insulin
fluctuations and increase the time period of your body breaking down fat.
Advantages of intermittent fasting
- Easy to implement and no need to learn how to calculate food calories.
- As long as there is you don’t feel ill, you can continue fasting. The longer you implement the method, the more you will see the results.
- Increases fat burning speed, helps with weight loss weight and burning fat.
- Increases insulin sensitivity and helps with blood sugar control.
Disadvantages of intermittent fasting
- Get hungry or peckish easily, and experience bad moods at the beginning.
- Not suitable for those with hypertension, hyperglucose, hyperlipidemia, chronic disease and stomach illness (such as gastric ulcer).
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