It’s hard to miss intermittent fasting today! At present, this mode of food has many followers.
However, this practice has been studied since 1943. intermittent fasting simply consists of do not eat anything for a chosen period. One of the pioneers, Mark P. Mattson, professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University (USA) and former head of the neuroscience laboratory at the National Institute on Aging, was a fan of it and skipped breakfast and sometimes even lunch. He was taking his 2000 daily calories in a six hour window.
With the exception of water, teas, herbal teas or vegetable juices, intermittent fasting involves a deprivation of food and drink during a defined time period. Clearly, it is enough to alternate between the phases of fasting and the phases of food. Beyond weight loss, intermittent fasting is praised by many scientists for its benefits on digestion, sleep, kidneys and even the skin.
Fasting in the evening would be ideal for losing weight
“When you follow intermittent fasting, you give the liver time to process the food, to assimilate it, so we avoid the accumulation. We can talk about a detox. We put to rest all the organs that participate in the detoxification of the organism. It is for this reason that we gain more beautiful skin, kidneys that work better and we are less prone to digestive difficulties”, explains to Medisite, Raphaël Gruman, nutritionist.
The 16/8 method is the most common. It consists of feeding within an 8 hour window and fasting for a period of 16 hours per day. You then have several options: you can choose to forego breakfast, lunch or dinner. The whole thing is to be able to fast for 16 hours in a row. For example, if you take your last snack at 3 p.m., you can eat again the next day from 7 a.m.
Whichever you choose, you should keep in mind eat nothing for 16 hours straight. During the 8 hours of food intake, you can eat normally knowing that it is always recommended to ensure that you have a balanced diet.
If you decide to fast in the evening, you are likely to maximize the benefits. “You will lose weight faster in my opinion, says our nutritionist. At night, certain hormones will generate a fat-burning effect”. And that’s not all. Whether it’s your sleep, your digestion or your energy, fasting in the evening will involve benefits to the the whole organism.
Some will even arrive relatively quickly. Raphaël Gruman describes the 5 benefits that you should feel after a week of intermittent fasting.