Practical Ways To Lose Weight
Intermittent fasting is a great way to lose weight. There are two types of intermittent fasting - whole-day fasting, and time-restricted fasting.
An example of whole-day fasting is the 5:2 diet, which involves eating whatever you like for five days during the week, and then limiting your consumption to 500-600 calories twice a week.
Time-restricted fasting involves deciding which period in a day will be your "eating window" and which period will be your "fasting window". A very strict time-restricted fast would involve eating in a 1 hour window every day and fasting for the remaining 23 hours. This is not dissimilar to what most Muslims experience during Ramadan.
A less strict time-restricted fast could involve a 16 hour "fasting window" and an 8 hour "eating window", or even a 12 hour "fasting window" and a 12 hour "eating window". Say you plan to eat dinner at 7PM, you shouldn't eat breakfast any earlier than 7AM. Or if you are an early riser and eat breakfast at 6AM, you should adjust your dinner time accordingly.
If you decide to opt for a time-restricted fast, stick to drinking water only and avoid snacking outside of this “eating window”.