Did you know how intermittent fasting works? Well, it is an easy process, all you have to do is resist eating food for a few hours so that your body can digest the entire meal you had and cleanse your body.
Today we will list some popular ratios that people follow for intermittent fasting that will keep your gut healthy and cleansed.
- 16:8 method
With this plan, you fast for over 16 hours and eat within a window of 8 hours every day. Regular fasters recommend this ratio. You can have your dinner around 8 or 9 pm and break the fast around 12 – 1 pm. This is a good break as after eating a lot at 9 pm you will feel full for 7-8 hours and then you go to sleep. After you wake up you can have brunch around 1 pm. If you are a beginner then you can start with 10 to 12 hours and then go up to 16 hours.
After brunch, you can have some light snacks in the afternoon and then repeat the process.
- 20:4 method
This diet is also known as Warrior Diet. In this, you eat one large meal within the 4-hour window and for the other 20 hours, you have a small number of food items like fruits and raw vegetables. Also, all the food items must be natural and unprocessed.
- 36-hour method
In this method, you will be fasting for a day. Take for example you finish your dinner at 7 pm today, skip the entire day of meals on the second day and then have your meal at 7 am on day 3. There are studies and evidence that suggest this method gives quicker results.
- 5:2 method
This method is the closest to a traditional diet but yet very different. In this, you eat normally for 5 days a week and then limit your calorie intake to 600-800 the next two days. Here you are not fasting but you are limiting your intake.
So here are a few methods that you can try out to keep your body fit, active and healthy. All these methods can be tiresome, to begin with, hence take short leaps before you take the big jump.
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