Our bodies spend most of the day digesting the food we eat. The idea behind intermittent fasting (IF) is to give our bodies a break from the digestive process to concentrate on healing. It can also help you lose weight and reduce your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
There are many different ways to incorporate IF into your daily regime. For some it may be a daily plan where you only consume food for 8-12 hours while others may find more benefit with 1-3 times per week consuming food for 6-8 hours.
Individuals who are hypoglycemic, diabetic, or pregnant (and/or breastfeeding) should avoid any type of calorie restriction until blood sugar or insulin levels are regulated. Discuss intermittent fasting with your healthcare professional to help determine if it's right for you.
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