Intermittent fasting(IF) is a really great tool to use for losing weight.
I do it myself personally and there is many different ways to do it.
There are whole books dedicated to the many different methods of how you can do it.
The most basic one is the 16:8 which means you fast for 16 hours then eat for 8.
However, I see a lot of people freaking out online saying they are doing IF but not losing weight, like it’s some sort of magic bullet, and as long as they are doing it they should be losing weight.
No, it doesn’t work like that.
The premise for the most part of why IF works is that you are eating during a smaller window, THUS SHOULD BE EATING LESS CALORIES.
This is the magic behind IF is that it makes it easier to eat less calories.
However, if during those 8 hours of eating you go to town and shovel thousands of calories down your throat it won’t make any difference and you probably won’t lose weight and might even gain.
IF is a tactic in an overall weight loss strategy and not some magic bullet that gives you a free pass to eat as much and whatever you want in your eating window.
No matter which way you cut it you have to eat in a daily caloric deficit, whether you do it with IF or not makes little difference, just for a lot of people it does make eating less cals in a day easier.
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