One of the major challenges that we have all come across during the lockdown was to keep ourselves away from the kitchen. But with so much time, and so many influencers encouraging us to try all new recipes, it was actually pretty hard. And consequently, most of us have put on some extra pounds. But now that things are about to get back on track, and summer is here, a great option for us is to try some new dieting methods. These methods are not exceptionally great for losing weight but also to get fit.
In this regard, there are many healthy diets composed of fruits, vegetables, nuts and lentils. One such diet is the Mediterranean diet which is high in protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Another diet which even many celebrities are following these days is KETO, a protein-based diet that mainly contains egg, vegan protein, and fish. All these diets are great but not everyone can strictly follow them. For such people, there are some new healthy ways which also promote body cleanse and even full detox.
IF Or Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting is getting increasingly popular these days. It basically means not eating anything for 16 hours, and eating only between the 8 hours window. Usually, people follow it by eating everything between 2pm to 8pm strictly. Intermittent fasting has many different versions, some people try alternate fasting, others go for periodic fasting which is fasting for two days per week.
And studies have proven that fasting not only helps people lose weight but it is also great for your body and your brain. Fasting signals your body to regenerate cells which consume more energy resulting in weight loss, balanced insulin levels, increased blood circulation to the body organs and better health overall. Another interesting aspect is that fasting allows people to limit their calorie intake, whereas in any other diet, it takes a very strong commitment to do the same.
Fasting is not new though, in fact, just recently Muslims all over the world observed fasts in the month of Ramadan. And fasting has been prevalent in all religions for centuries. And now science is calling fasting beneficial for so overall health.
Can I Do Intermittent Fasting?
Although intermittent fasting is generally great for everyone, considering its natural benefits. But if your weight is way above the normal or you are borderline obese, it is better to consult with a certified weight-loss expert first. At Houston Weight Loss Center, we offer free bariatric consultation to all our patients. If you want to know more weight-loss options, don’t hesitate to book your free consultation today!