The idea of fasting has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and with good reason. There are many benefits of fasting. Weight loss is a big one but it’s not the only one.
But let’s start with the fact that fasting and what many people call ‘starvation mode’ is not the same thing at all. Simply missing some meals or even not eating for a day or two will not send your body into starvation mode.
Fasting and starvation are not the same things at all. While starvation will eventually kill you, there are many benefits to fasting.
Yes, fasting does help with weight loss. This is why the idea of intermittent fasting has become so popular. With intermittent fasting, you do not eat for a 16 hour period.
You do all your eating in an eight-hour window. Intermittent fasting is sometimes referred to as the 16/8 diet, whereby you eat in an 8-hour window such as between noon and eight pm and then don’t eat from eight pm to noon the following day.