What does it entail?
What you are doing through intermittent fasting is essentially reducing your calorie intake for the day. When you do this, your body will need to use another fuel source for energy after using up its sugar fuel. This process begins typically around 12 hours after you last ate and is where the body begins using the fat you have stored for energy, leading to weight loss.
It is important to understand that while you are fasting, you can consume only non-caloric drinks such as water, infused water, black tea, black coffee, herbal infusions and green tea. None of which contains sugar or even artificial sweeteners. The idea is that these drinks don’t upset the process inside your body while you are in a fasted state.
If you have the green light from your health practitioner to give IF a try, as a starting point, fasting for 12 hours may be an excellent place to begin. You can then increase up to 16 hours if you see the desired results and feel the below-listed benefits or just feel fantastic overall!