What is Intermittent Fasting?
The latest trend and word on the street is intermittent fasting (IF), but what is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and feasting. There is still a focus on eating healthy foods, but the main focus is when to eat them. IF is not a diet and there is no focus on restricting food groups – however reduced caloric intake may result.
This method dates back to the hunter and gatherer lifestyles, where humans fasted due to the non availability of food – yet we still survived! The IF practise is also common in religious practises also – such as the Muslims during Ramadan.