Intermittent eating routine, simply stated, is cycling between periods of eating and not eating.
At its very core, an intermittent eating routine simply allows the body to use its stored energy. For example, by burning off excess body fat. You can choose to eat at certain intervals of time, such as the 16:8 method- where you eat for 8 hours and refrain from eating for 16 hours (including your night-time sleep). It’s currently a very popular method to lose weight and improve health.
Some of the benefits of an intermittent eating routine include:
- Weight and body fat loss
- Increased fat burning
- Lowered blood insulin and sugar levels
- Possible improved mental clarity and concentration
- Possible increased energy
- Possible reduction of inflammation
Where diets can complicate life, an intermittent eating routine may simplify it. Where diets can be expensive, the intermittent eating routine is free. The intermittent fasting routine is a potentially powerful method for lowering insulin and decreasing body weight.