Intermittent Fasting for Beginners - The Complete Guide - Diet Doctor - Deepstash

...is the voluntary withholding of food for spiritual, health, or other reasons.

Food is easily available, but you choose not to eat it. This can be for any period of time, from...

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Intermittent Fasting for Beginners - The Complete Guide - Diet Doctor

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When we fast, Insulin levels fall, signaling the body to start burning stored energy as no more is coming through food. Blood glucose falls, so the body must now pull glucose out of storage to b...

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Health benefits of intermittent fasting
  • Weight and body fat loss
  • Lowered blood insulin and sugar levels 
  • Possibly reversal of type 2 diabetes
  • Possibly improved mental clarity and concentration
  • Possibl...

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  • Hunger is the most common side effect of intermittent fasting. 
  • Constipation is common. Less going in means less going out. Standard laxatives can be used to help.

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  • Drink water
  • Stay busy
  • Ride out the hunger waves
  • Give yourself 1 month to see if intermittent fasting (such as 16:8) is a good fit for you...

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Shorter fasts (

  • 16:8: eating only during an 8-hour window during the day and fasting for the remaining 16 hours.
  • 20:4: 4-hour eating window and a 20...

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