Types of Intermittent Fasting: Which is Best for Me?

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5 Popular Types of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is something that you unknowingly do every night when you sleep. Basically, intermittent fasting is not eating for a long period of time. The types of intermittent fasting that we are going to talk about today, however, typically last a bit longer than a good night’s sleep. This type of “dieting” has quickly become popular due to the intermittent fasting benefits when it comes to losing weight.  It’s a sound way to cut down on your weekly, or daily, calorie intake as well as work on your own self-preservation and motivation. Here we are going to focus on 5 types of intermittent fasting for weight loss that can be your guidelines to fasting.

PLEASE, if you are unsure if your health can withstand fasting, speak to your doctor or a medical professional about the risk and if it is right for you.

These are the most popular types of intermittent fasting around today:

Read through all the below list of the types of intermittent fasting and decide which is best for you. You can even give each of them a try if you’re serious about it and then decide what works best for you and your life style.

Leangains is a type of intermittent fasting that allows you to eat between 8 – 10 hours a day but then you must fast for 14 hours if you’re a woman or 16 hours if you’re a man each day. During the time in which you are fasting you should consume any calories but that doesn’t mean you can’t drink coffee, water or diet soda. Often times it’s best to practice this type of fasting from when you finish eating dinner until around 6 hours after you wake up the next day.

Eat Stop Eat this is a one of the fun types of intermittent fasting for weight loss because when you’re not fasting you eat like you didn’t fast and eat normal. The hard part about this type of intermittent fasting is that you can’t eat for a 24 hour period of time. Although you can drink calorie free beverages.

The Warrior Diet this is a diet made for the warriors out there. You are expected to fast for around 20 hours a day and eat one large meal in the evening, paying attention to what it is that you eat. The positive side about The Warrior Diet is that during your fasting time you are allowed to eat things such as raw fruit and vegetables as well as a few servings of protein and fresh juice. This type of method is to help you maintain your fast without urging you to give up.

Fat Loss Forever is a bit of a combination of the other types of intermittent fasting diets. The creators of this diet allow you to have one cheat day each week that is followed by a 36 hour fast. They offer a schedule that is laid out over a week that has the time for fasting and eating prepared for you.

The Alternate Day Diet is just as the titles says it. One day you fast by eating very little and the next day you eat normal. On your fasting day you should be eating 1/5 of your normal calorie intake by carefully choosing what you eat on that day.

Intermittent fasting can be difficult, especially at first but the more you practice, the better you will get. Intermittent fasting benefits can be noticed not only by weight loss but also overall feeling in the body. Make sure if you decide to fast that you are drinking enough water, committing and also taking time to exercise.


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