Intro to Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting - Abstaining from food for 16 to 18 hours a day could be key to treating a variety of health conditions and helping you break the habit of eating when you're feeling bored or because of habit.
It’s pretty simple
You don’t need to measure out food or buy any prepackaged shakes. There are no required weigh-ins or calorie counting. All you have to do is not eat during certain hours.
There are many different ways to fast. Most people do the 16/8 diet, fast for 16 hours and then eat within an 8-hour window. There’s also the 6/1 diet, where you fast for 24-hour fasts.
People who engage in intermittent fasting notice improved gut health. Fasting gives your digestive system a break so it doesn’t have to deal with the stresses of eating like gas, diarrhea and bloating.
This might be a great "diet" for your clients to try out. Before they start an intermittent fasting program, it's recommended to meet with a dietitian or physician. Please keep in mind that there’s a huge difference between fasting and starving, and if you ignore that, you could wreak havoc on your digestive and immune system.