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Intermittent fasting is now the nutritional trend. Whether 5:2, 6:1, 10in2 or the 8-hour diet. Fasting is really so simple and meaningful
Everyone talks about fasting, and not just for religious reasons: it is one of the new nutrition trends that became popular in the last few years. But what's exactly behind it and why should you do it?
You may have heard of fasting for medical or nutritional reasons, specially as fasting to heal your body. This week-long renunciation of solid foods and stimulants can serve as a prevention, but also as support for the treatment of diseases. After this fasting phase, however, you resume eating as before.
Intermittent fasting is something else: It's about narrowing down or dividing the time span during which food is consumed in order to stimulate certain effects in the metabolism. This principle is applied as long as you want to do it, but only for short periods of time (intervals). For more detailed answers to your questions about these methods, click on one of the links below.
5: 2 diet (coming soon)
10in2 diet (coming soon)
Where does intermittent fasting come from?
Ultimately, it is an imitation of previous living conditions. Historically speaking, this kind of renunciation is not untypical for humans - albeit rather involuntarily: in prehistoric times a hunt may have been unsuccessful to get the prey or storms destroyed whole fields, leading to hunger and involuntary fasting. So based on history, we almost always fasted during times when food was scarce. Our body's organism has adjusted to it.
Yet today we have plenty of food. Because we constantly eat, we are never hungry. Therefore our insulin levels are kept permanently high. The consequences are obesity and other diseases that go along with it. The simple solution to re-condition the metabolism again: temporary fasting.
Fasting - sounds like forbidden and abstinence. But not necessarily so. Because with intermittent fasting, depending on the method, you only give up food a few hours or a few meals a day. For example, if you fast for one day (24 hours) you would give up only breakfast and dinner, because you're fasting from dinner until dinner the next day. Based on a week of 3 meals a day (21 meals) , you would still get to eat 19 meals - missing out on only 2 meals.