After many people wanted to know how Lynette Romero was able to lose weight, she decided to share her story. Her secret is interval fasting. Let’s learn more about the benefits of this type of diet.
Interval fasting or the 16/8 diet is practiced today very often. Diet 16/8 is a system, adhering to which you can eat your favorite foods, but only at certain time. According to experts, intermittent fasting causes the body to burn fat reserves. In particular, such a diet regains the body’s ability to use internal resources more efficiently and reduces sensitivity to carbohydrates.
Interval Fasting Benefits
First of all, this is a great way to lose weight without following a strict diet and not reducing your calories to zero. Other advantages of interval fasting:
More structured daily routine
Interval fasting allows you to make the day more structured and spend less time preparing and eating food.
Positive health effects
Calorie restriction is a way to prolong life. Interval fasting activates many of the same life extension mechanisms due to calorie restriction.
Interval fasting can reduce the risk of cancer.
Many studies of starvation have shown that fasting (starvation) not only reduces the risk of cancer, but also cardiovascular disease.
Interval fasting is easier and more effective than diet.
The reason why most diets do not give the desired results is not because we eat the wrong food, but because we do not follow the diet for a long time. Interval fasting develops a habit and is guaranteed to give the desired result.
Interval fasting: diet options
Interval fasting 16/8 is a way of eating in which you cannot eat for 16 hours, followed by an eight-hour meal period. This intermittent fasting model was popularized by Lynette Romero.
It doesn’t matter when you start your eight-hour meal period. You can start at 8 a.m. and stop at 4p.m. in the evening. Or you start at 2 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Do everything that is better for your well-being.
Weekly Interval Fasting
You probably eat at the same time every day without thinking about it. The same thing with weekly interval fasting – you just learn not to eat at certain time.
One of the potential drawbacks of this schedule is that since you usually give up one or more meals, it becomes more difficult to get the same amount of calories in a week. The result of such starvation – many of those who try this type of diet, eventually lose weight.
This version was popularized by Dr. Michael Mosley. A person who has chosen interval fasting by the 5/2 method eats from 500 to 600 calories for two days, every week. In the rest of the week, a person can only eat the number of calories that he burns during the day. Over time, this creates a calorie deficit that allows a person to lose weight.
How to prepare for interval fasting
First of all, make a diet plan for the week. Do not try to limit yourself to everything immediately – correctly plan the number of calories. The nutritional value of dishes is important – in general, a person should strive to consume food rich in nutrients, or food with a lot of nutrients per 1 calorie. Although you may not have to give up “junk” foods completely, you should still practice the ability to focus on healthier options to get the most benefit.
Interval fasting – results
Interval fasting diet gives the following results:
• Decreasing insulin levels, which helps the body use stored fat;
• Lower blood sugar and blood pressure;
• The body activates a healing process called autophagy, which means the body digests or processes old or damaged components of the cell.
Interval fasting is not suitable for everyone. These groups of people need to consult a doctor before starting a diet (of course, you need too):
- Breastfeeding women ;
- pregnant women;
- people with diabetes;
- people who have problems with blood sugar regulation;
- people with low blood pressure;
- people taking medication;
- people with eating disorders;
- underweight people.
Interval fasting is quite popular and effective – just look at the results of Lynette Romero. Have you already planned your diet for the next week?