Intermittent fasting is a dietary approach characterized by alternating periods of food or drink restriction. This method creates a calorie deficit and triggers hormonal shifts, contributing to weight loss. Its popularity is anticipated to endure due to these effects.

The "best" intermittent fasting method for weight loss can vary depending on individual preferences, lifestyle, and body response. Here are some popular intermittent fasting approaches:

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In this method, you fast for 16 hours straight every day and only eat during an 8-hour period. For example, skipping breakfast and eating meals between noon and 8 pm.

16/8 Method

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Involves eating normally for five days a week and restricting calorie intake to about 500-600 calories on the remaining two non-consecutive days.

5:2 Diet

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This approach requires not eating for a full 24 hours, either once or twice a week. For example, skipping meals from dinner one day until dinner the next day.

Eat-Stop-Eat

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As the name suggests, this method involves alternating between fasting days and non-fasting days.

Alternate-day Fasting

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This involves eating small amounts of raw fruits and vegetables during the day and having one large meal at night, within a 4-hour eating window.

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