Fitness gurus and nutritionists have now been talking about the 8 hour diet or 16:2. It basically means that you eat for eight hours a day and fast for the other 16. No, it isn’t an excuse to eat as much as you can in eight hours, for those times set aside for eating, you do so with thought and with your health in mind,but not counting calories.So there are no forbidden foods as such, but you are encouraged to eat more healthily.
Those who follow it, eat breakfast at 10am, lunch at 2pm and dinner at 6pm, then nothing until 10am the next day. This is achievable, as you have specific mealtimes, allowing plenty of time for your body to digest each one, then giving your body a complete break overnight, hopefully kick starting it into fat burning mode.
By practising intermittent fasting you give your body and gut a chance to digest, rest and heal. It can also increase the speed of cell recycling and regeneration, which means we get sick less and experience less pain. It can also lower cancer risk.
If you eat whole foods you won’t feel hungry, eat good wholesome foods that will make you feel full.
We live in a world obsessed with snacks,so it can be difficult at first, but we are reliably told that after two weeks,you will be experiencing the benefits.