While health trends have come and gone, fasting has withstood the test of time and continues to be an effective way to optimize health. Intermittent fasting (IF), in particular, has become one of the most popular ways to incorporate fasting into our busy schedules, due to the customizability that it offers. IF can be implemented in a few different ways:
Alternate day fasting: You are consuming either restricted or unrestricted calories every other day, alternating with a full day fast.
Whole day fasting: You are doing a full 24-hour fast for a single day or several consecutive days.
Time restricted feeding: You are limiting your window of food consumption during the day to a short period of time, 8 hours or less.