Intermittent fasting is a way of eating that involves rotating between periods of fasting and eating. This eating pattern does not specify which foods to consume but rather when to eat them.

Intermittent fasting is not a diet that tells you what to eat, but when to eat. It involves rotating cycles of eating and fasting. There are two popular methods:

  1. The 16/8 method: you fast for 16 hours and eat within an 8-hour window each day.
  2. The 5:2 method: you eat normally for five days and reduce calorie intake on the other two days.

The primary goal of intermittent fasting is to change the body’s metabolism and promote various health benefits including weight loss, better insulin sensitivity, cellular repair processes and potentially longevity.1

It is important to note that not everyone may benefit from intermittent fasting, particularly those people with specific medical conditions or dietary needs. As with any dietary approach, it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional before starting intermittent fasting to make sure that it aligns with your health goals and needs.