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Intermittent Fasting: Part 1 ~ The Different Forms

Updated: Aug 24, 2019

By: Shain Rossi

Intermittent Fasting, Plate, Diet, Nutrition

The first time I really heard and started researching Intermittent Fasting was after I read and interview from Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews. In the interview Crews said intermittent fasting, or giving up meals for lengths at a time, helps him maintain that enviable six pack and ripped physique.

Terry Crews
Terry Crews

Supporters of Intermittent fasting believes this diet has many benefits including: heart health and decrease cancer risks, but now a days, most people are using intermittent fasting as a way to lose weight. To help understand intermittent fasting, we will dive into the different ways one can fast.

Different types of Fast:

Fasting calls for going extended durations of time without eating, Mainly there are three ways to go about this.

Alternate-day fasting: entails switching from days without food restrictions and days that include one meal that provides about 25 percent of your daily calorie needs. For example, you might eat one 700-calorie meal on Monday and resume your normal diet on Tuesday.

Whole-day fasting: is also known as the 5:2 fasting schedule, which means you eat roughly 500-calories two days a week. The other five days have no food restrictions. Time-restricted fasting: is typically following in a 16:8 format, meaning you only eat for 8 hours throughout the day and fast for 16. For example, noon to 8 p.m. is a good guide as many people only eat lunch and dinner.

Everyones fasting schedule will vary, but Its recommended that you stick with a program that fits into your lifestyle. Also, you can ease yourself into fast by starting with 10 to 12-hour fast and building to 16-hours.

To learn more about intermittent fasting schedule your free session today, or subscribe below to received Part 2 of Intermittent Fasting were we will discuss the benefits as well as how to execute each form of Intermittent Fasting.

Are you interested in trying intermittent fasting? Contact San Pedro Personal Trainer Shain Rossi at Elite Triangle Fitness for a free consultation today.

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