Intermittent Fasting is the practice of not eating or taking in calories for extended amounts of time. It is supposed to have many benefits for you including weight loss, detoxification and lengthening of lifespan.
The time period varies and people have created various acronyms for them such as 16-8 and 5/2. Both are very common.
16-8 means 16 hours of not eating and all eating and calorie consumption is in an 8 hour window. So eat dinner by 8pm and then don’t eat anything till 12 noon the next day.
5/2 is where you eat normal for 5 days and then for 2 days of the week you eat only 500 calories in the whole day.
There also are more extreme types of fasting : 24 hrs, 36 hrs and even 7 days fasting.
Be mindful before starting fasting. If you have a disease like diabetes only do so under guidance of a doctor or a nutrition expert or both.
What is Intermittent Fasting
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As our therapy kicked in her need for medications dropped so fast that everything had to be stopped as she was having to eat dates and sweets to prevent hypoglycemia.
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1)Being on medications and still having high sugars
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4. All white rice and normal atta was replaced with brown rice and more complex flours like bajra and jowar.
5. All oil was cut out and instead we used nuts and seeds for fats
6. Eating at least 250 gm of raw salad a day and
7. 100 ml of vegetable juice a day
8. Cut out all sugars, even those added in food
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As a son I cannot be happier than having done this.
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Junior Gupta is the founder & Chief Research Officer of Cure My Diabetes. He has spent over 8 years of research of food, nutrition and diseases.