There are different methods of intermittent fasting, and people prefer different methods. Read on to learn about seven different forms of intermittent fasting.
- Fasting for 12 hours a day
Different types of intermittent fasting can work for different people.
The rules of this diet are simple. You need to decide on a fasting window of 12 hours a day and stick to it.
According to some researchers, fasting for 10 to 16 hours can cause the body to convert its fat stores into energy by releasing ketones into the bloodstream. This should promote weight loss.
This type of intermittent fasting can be a good option for beginners. This is because the fasting period is relatively short, most of the fasting takes place during sleep and the person can eat the same number of calories each day.
The easiest way to do the 12-hour fast is to include the sleep phase in the fasting window.
For example, a person may choose to fast between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. He would finish his dinner by 7 p.m. and wait until 7 a.m. to eat breakfast, but in the meantime he would sleep most of the time.