Intermittent Fasting 101

Last week I began to talk about how it’s not always necessarily about the foods that we put into our bodies, but how we put those foods into our bodies. What I mean by this, is that the timing in which we choose to put these foods into our bodies plays a big role in what these foods do for us. Not saying that what we eat doesn’t play an important role, but there are more factors than just the foods that we eat, that our bodies take into account. Last week I mentioned that there are two different ways that we can choose how we put these nutrients into our bodies. I went over how we can do this with eating consistently throughout the day, but there is one more option that we can choose from. That option is going to be with fasting.

Fasting is an option that has become increasingly popular lately, especially intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is when we choose to abstain from eating during certain hours of the day, and then have a small window each day in which we can eat. The most common way we see this done is with the 16:8 rule, meaning people will fast for 16 hours and then have a 8 hour window to eat. This has become so popular because it is an easier way for people to be at a caloric deficit. Since they are only allowing themselves a small window each day in which they can eat, it helps limit