The Skinny on Intermittent Fasting; A Series – Part 3⠀Alternate Day Fasting/Every Other Day Fasting

Alternate Day Fasting/Every Other Day Fasting

Even within this method, there are 2 ways of doing it. Regardless of which one you do, they both serve to help you lose body fat while maintaining your muscle and lean tissue mass.

It’s also been shown in several clinical studies to be the most effective and long term method for continued fat loss, even as far as a year and a half after starting!

1) Eating 500-1000 calories per day on your fasting days, alternating with normal eating days.

2) Having less than 500 calories per day on fasting days, consisting only of low calorie drinks as per the 16-18 fasting method. Alternate with eating freely every other day.

The benefits of this method are mostly psychological, and help you comply to this method of fat loss.

You can exercise and live your life normally, and make this is a lifestyle.

Most people who partook in studies for this method found their appetite decreased and they were eating less and more intuitively on their feasting days, which is a big factor to why this method works long term.

For some of us, limiting ourselves to eating 500-1000 calories per day (aim to eat 1/4-1/3 of your calorie intake) can be tricky.

For me personally, I prefer to stick to low calorie drinks and fast from foods completely on fasting days, because I find myself hungrier once I’ve opened that door and had a small meal 😄

This method has also been shown to be the safest and most sustainable long term.

Now that you know about the 3 most popular methods of fasting, which do you think would work best for you and your lifestyle?

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