Doctor explains HOW TO DO THE 16-8 INTERMITTENT FASTING DIET | Weight loss, blood sugar control

Doctor explains HOW TO DO THE 16-8 INTERMITTENT FASTING DIET | Weight loss, blood sugar control

In this video Doctor O'Donovan explains 16:8 intermittent fasting - a popular type of intermittent fasting that involves fasting for 16 hours and an 8 hour eating window. In this video he explains what 16:8 fasting is, what time windows you might want to choose for your fast, food groups to consider and benefits and drawbacks of intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting is when you alternate between periods of eating and fasting. This type of eating is often described as “patterns” or “cycles” of fasting.

Intermittent fasting isn’t about starving yourself — it’s about cutting way back on calories for short time periods. The belief is that your body becomes satisfied with smaller portions while also reducing cravings for unhealthy snack foods. That is, as long as you maintain a healthy diet while trying it all out.

In the video we cover:

00:00 - Introduction to 16:8 Intermittent Fasting
01:08 - Picking a time window for 16:8 fasting
02:42 - Some foods and drinks to consider during 16:8 fasting
04:07 - Potential benefits of 16:8 intermittent fasting
05:00 - Potential drawbacks of 16:8 intermittent fasting
06:14 - Top tips

Many diets focus on what to eat, but intermittent fasting is all about when you eat. With intermittent fasting, you only eat during a specific time. Research shows fasting for a certain number of hours each day or eating just one meal a couple days a week may have health benefits - for example for loosing weight and for better control of diabetes.

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