Intermittent Fasting

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Intermittent fasting is defined as “an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It does not specify which foods you should eat but rather when you should eat them. In this respect, it is not a diet in the conventional sense but more accurately described as an eating pattern.” Intermittent fasting is a good cycle to pick up on as it has many beneficial effects. Benefits include weight and body fat loss, increased fat burning, lowered blood insulin and sugar levels, possibility of reversal of type 2 diabetes, and much more. Recently, I have picked up intermittent fasting, and to be honest it has been fairly easy. The schedule that I have picked up on is eating from noon to nine p.m. Not eating until noon is pretty easy with quarantine because I don’t even wake up until around that time. Eating before nine is sometimes a struggle, but just try to eat a big meal to stuff you for the rest of the night. Eating earlier allows your body to work off most of the calories that you have eaten throughout the day. I wanted to do this because I found myself taking trips to fast food places around midnight frequently, just because I was bored and wanted to get out of the house. I have felt healthier and more active since staring the intermittent fasting, and I plan to decrease the time increment that I eat little by little. There are even some people that limit the time that they eat to only around one hour throughout the day. To me that seems crazy, but who knows, maybe I’ll get there one day.

by Jonathan Cabrera

Access Services Student Worker


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