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MetabolizePMD: All About Intermittent Fasting

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Intermittent fasting is a popular eating trend. In this video, Greenville health coach Caiti Nascarella discusses why intermittent fasting has gained popularity, when you shouldn't do intermittent fasting, and a few variations if you're thinking about getting started. Read the recap below and watch the full video for more. 

4 Reasons Intermittent Fasting Has Gained Popularity

Intermittent fasting continues to get more and more popular. Here are a few reasons why: 

  1. Promotes weight loss and, more specifically, fat loss. 
  2. Lowers insulin and blood sugar levels
  3. May help reduce inflammation
  4. May help improve cholesterol profile

3 Types of People Who Should Not Try Intermittent Fasting

Before you begin intermittent fasting, you should consult with your doctor first, especially if you are diabetic or have low blood pressure. In addition, these types of people shouldn't try intermittent fasting: 

  1. Those who are underweight already
  2. Those with a history of disordered eating
  3. Those who are trying to conceive, pregnant, or breastfeeding. 

3 Variations of Intermittent Fasting

Not all intermittent fasting routines are built the same. There are numerous options to try. Do you research and find the one that fits with your lifestyle the best. Here are a few examples: 

  1. 16/8: Fasting for 16 hours, primarily while sleeping, along with a flexible, 8-hour eating window.
  2. 5/2: Eat normally five times per week. Twice a week, on non-consecutive days, you eat 500 calories or less. Calories may be consumed at 1 meal or spread out over a period of time. 
  3. Alternate Day Fasting: Eat normally four times per week. On three non-consecutive days, either fast for a full 24-hours or consume less than 500 calories. 

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