Intermittent fasting, in general, sounds both totally doable—and totally miserable. Basically, you’re instructed to go for long periods of time without eating (sometimes 24 hours, sometimes 16 hours, depending on your plan); but when you do eat, you can eat whatever your heart desires (within reason, of course; you probably shouldn’t go full-on Supersize Me).
what is the diet?
was founded by Brad Pilon, who, according to his website, came up with the plan while he was doing graduate research on short-term fasting at the University of Guelph. Brad also wrote a book on the diet in 2007 (he published an updated version of the diet book in 2017).
“You can have three meals per day. As long as you are eating responsibly and keeping your overall intake in check, I’m okay with any pattern of meals that works for you, ” he writes.
Brad does make the distinction, however, that you’re supposed to eat something every day. Let’s say you fast from 8 a.m. one day to 8 a.m. the next. You’d eat breakfast before 8 a.m. on the first day, then break your fast after 8 a.m. the next day.
So, how exactly does work?
Because it is a version of intermittent fasting, it works, well, like any other intermittent-fasting diet—which is to say, it jumpstarts your metabolism a bit, Eliza Whetzel-Savage, R.D., a registered dietitian with Middleburg Nutrition in New York City,
“When you cut the eating window down, you are creating a fasting period in which the body will have to use its own stored glycogen from carbohydrates and fat as fuel, ” she said. “When the glucose and glycogen stores are used, the body switches over to a ketogenic state and burns fat for fuel.” Basically, when it’s in a fasting state, your body starts burning fat as fuel instead of carbs
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