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Can Intermittent Fasting Make You Healthier This 2020?

Intermittent fasting was all the rage in 2019. But this year, is it still the best eating plan to follow if you want to lose weight and be more healthy?

Intermittent fasting involves skipping meals at certain times of the day. The thing about this program is it is said to greatly impact the body’s metabolism and even wreck the blood sugar levels. It is also said to come with surprising health benefits.

Wellness Mama’s Katie Wells recently put intermittent fasting under the microscope and related it to various dieting notions that many people tend to believe in. For instance, there’s this idea that eating small meals throughout the day would help the body’s metabolism perform better.

Another dietary notion that lingers to the minds of many is to never skip breakfast because it is believed to be the most important meal of the day and the one that sets the mood for the busy day ahead. Those who skip breakfast reportedly have the tendency to overeat throughout the day.

But according to Wells, there’s not enough research and experience to back up these claims. And for her, the studies on intermittent fasting shed more light on how the human body benefits from skipping meals.

While many people succeed in losing weight by limiting small portions of food or restricting calorie intake, most of them find themselves hitting a plateau once their bodies get used to the supply of food they consume.

What’s good about intermittent fasting is the fact that one could come up with a personal approach to doing it. Its premise, after all, is to simply reduce or eliminate food intake for certain periods of time during the day or days. In most cases, practitioners follow the alternate-day fasting approach.

Researchers have time and again given evidence on the positive effects of intermittent fasting to the human body. For instance, it was found to help facilitate speedy weight loss. It is also good for mental health as well as cancer and heart disease prevention. It also reduces the risk of neurological problems and promotes good health.

Having said all these, Wells recommends intermittent fasting as the best diet to follow this 2020.

Intermittent fasting Intermittent fasting has been linked to increased resistance to stress, improved blood sugar levels and better blood pressure and resting heart rates. However, the dieters are encouraged to stay hydrated. Pixabay

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