Intermittent fasting is today’s popular health trend. It is known to help you lose weight, improve your metabolism, and help you live a longer life. There are six popular methods of doing intermittent fasting. The first way is the 16/8 method where you fast for 16 hours a day and only eat in an 8 hour period. The second method is the 5/2 method, where you would eat 5 days a week then restrict your calories for the other 2 days to 500-600 calories in total. The third method is called Eat Stop Eat, and there you have one to two 24-hour fast each week. The next three methods are alternate-day fasting (fasting every other day), the warrior diet (eating small amounts of fruits and vegetables in the day and one big meal at night), and spontaneous meal skipping (skipping one or two meals spontaneously).
- The 16/8 fasting method limits you to a strict 8-hour eating window.
- Eat Stop Eat is a fasting method that you only do one to two times per week.
- With the Warrior Diet, you consume one large meal in the evening, as well as some vegetables and fruits during the day.
“This method is also known as the Leangains protocol and was popularized by fitness expert Martin Berkhan.”