Is Intermittent Fasting Really Worth It?

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Intermittent Fasting seems to the latest trend that’s taking the world by the storm––and it reached my home last month as well when my father recommended it to me to tackle “inflammation.”

Intermittent fasting is a dietary practice, involves restricted caloric intake, but only in short segments. Intermittent fasting aims to send the body in a periodic fast in order to manipulate your body’s metabolism. It is required for fasters to restrict any calories for 14 to 16 hours, except for black coffee, water, or unsweetened tea.

Scientifically speaking, intermittent fasting pushes your body to convert its fat into fatty acids, which are absorbed back into the body, where they produce molecules known as ketones. Instead of the body’s usual programming of consuming glucose, it uses the produced ketones for energy.

So I went on to YouTube and found hundreds of videos of people showing off their results of the fast. And admittingly, they were pretty impressive. People were able to control their weights and get on the leaner side due to controlled eating.

So, can you try Intermittent Fasting?

IF can be tried by everyone, except for people with diagnosed medical conditions. A visit to the doctor who can clear you for this would be amazing. But, you must proceed to it with a pinch of salt, as I did. I am on my 3rd week of 16:8 IF diets, and I have started seeing results. My brain is less foggy and my pants have loosened up.

So, are you gonna give it a shot?