Intermittent fasting has been popularized in 2020 as most people were stuck in quarantine. It’s fasting while leaving a window period for eating or minimizing calorie intake for a few days. Curious to see which diet would work for you? Read down to find out.
If you are unsure, how intermittent fasting works, watch this video below:
1. The 16:8 Diet
The point of this diet is mainly, no eating for 16 hours except for low-calorie drinks while eating any food you like with the remaining 8 hours. However, you should eat in moderation to avoid missing the calorie mark.
2. The 5:2 Diet
Most people choose this diet routine because it’s flexible. Do this routine by minimizing your calorie count to 500 for two days while regularly eating for the rest of the week. Even so, this routine could leave you hungry, mess with your sleeping schedule, and irritation due to hunger pangs.
This diet is similar to the 5:2 diet but with 24 to 48 hours of fasting during those two days. However, this diet is not suitable for diabetics, pregnant ladies, or those who had eating disorders before.
4. OMAD (one meal a day)
The name says it all. OMAD involves eating one high-nutrition meal per day. Unfortunately, this practice has its bad rep for its side effects like hunger, fatigue, and weakness. Doctors warn that it’s not best for the long term since there’s low nutritional intake with one meal a day.