How to Lose Weight by Going on Intermittent Fasting Regimens

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How to Lose Weight by Going on Intermittent Fasting Regimens

Intermittent fasting is a broad umbrella term for several different diet time schedules which cycle between frequent fasting and strict non-feeding over a specified period of time. Many methods of intermittent fasting incorporate alternating day fasting with intermittent day-long fasting as well. Some of the more popular intermittent diet plans are the South Beach Diet, which advocate frequent and unvarying consumption of mainly blueberries, water, and maple syrup; the Paleolithic diet, which highlight foods and beverages from around the time when humans and their ancestors ate wild food; and the vegetarian diet, which highlight fresh fruits and vegetables and refrain from consuming dairy products and meat. Other diets, like the Raw Food diet, emphasize raw and organic foods. Others like the liquid diet, advocate abstention from drinking liquids altogether.

Most intermittent fasting regimens allow you to eat five or six small meals per day, spaced apart four to five days. You are allowed to consume lean proteins (such as eggs, tofu, and cottage cheese) and healthy fats (such as avocados and nuts). You may drink water and herbal tea throughout the day, but only up to two liters per day. Exercising is optional; however, it is recommended that you at least pay attention to your blood sugar levels to ensure that you are not eating too much glucose.

For people with diabetes, the most important goal of intermittent fasting is to reduce blood glucose levels. This is because diabetics are usually prone to eating more than they need, especially when they are hungry. For this reason, following a recommended eating plan can help you manage your diabetes while still losing weight.