• Mercedes Benstock

Intermittent Fasting

Before getting started I want to make clear that I have never tried intermittent fasting. I’m one of those people who can eat a sandwich at 6 am (big on breakfast) and need food to function. 

With that said, I know multiple people who have done or are currently trying this new trend. So let’s get down to the definition.

Intermittent fasting is an eating cycle where you alternate between periods of eating and fasting. Pretty self explanatory. Studies have shown that along side of weight loss, it can also improve your metabolic health and protect against disease.

Prior to my personal research on the fad, I always assumed there was only one way to do it-however there are multiple ways that one can Intermittent fast. The most popular form is known as the 16/8 method where you fast for 16 hours and eat within an 8 hour window. Example 12pm-8pm or 10am to 6pm. 

Most people I asked said the first few days were the hardest, but also recommended that eating a high protein snack at night helped curbed hunger pains in the morning.

I only eat chicken and fish on occasion, so for extra sources of protein I always turn to protein powders or bars. Dan always jokes that our house looks like a body builders.

Another bonus of Intermittent fasting is that you're allowed coffee in the morning. Have you ever tried Intermittent fasting? Comment below on your opinion