Do you want to try and lose weight faster than ever before? Looking for the best diet plan for weight loss and fat burning you could follow? Then this is the guide for you.
We recommend intermittent fasting. In this guide you will find out about the 16:8 diet, and why it’s currently the most popular diet around. The 16:8 diet is also known as the 8-hour diet. It’s a very easy and consistent way for you to fast while also being able to avoid heavy calorie restrictions. Studies have shown that those who try and restrict their calories too much often end up gaining weight in the future, and this is the last thing you want. With the 16:8 diet, you can avoid this, while also making sure that you do not deny yourself the pleasures of eating.
Studies have shown that intermittent fasting can have huge benefits on both your physical and mental health. It’s also a very powerful tool when it comes to weight loss. Jennifer Aniston has stated that she is a big fan of this diet. She claims she also noticed a huge difference in herself when she goes without solid food for 16 hours.
The 16:8 diet is a type of intermittent fasting. You will break each day into two different parts; first part is a 16-hour window where fast (abstain from solid foods and consume tea, coffee, water or unsweetened drinks). And during the next 8-hour window, where you consume your snacks and your meals. 16 hours may seem like a long time, but as long as you make sure that you are getting enough sleep, you’ll be asleep for around half of that. Intermittent fasting has been popularized for quite some time and various studies have shown that it’s a great way to help with fat loss and weight loss.
This diet works on an hourly basis. One eats within the 8 hour period, before fasting for 16 hours. The best part about this diet is that you do not need to restrict your calories at all. As long as you eat relatively healthily during the 8 hours, you should see your weight drop off easily. Experts feel that this diet is effective because it gives your body a chance to actually process the nutrients that are stored in the food, and also helps you burn them faster. You won’t go hungry either like you would on the 5:2 diet.
You can pick any 8-hour window you want. One could choose 10am and 6pm or you could even choose 11am and 8pm. You will be able to drink coffee, tea and water outside of the hours too, which encourages you to stay hydrated. Most people who are on this diet try and fast at night and then they eat their first meal at around 11am. This is great if you aren’t too hungry in the morning, plus it helps you to consume the calories you do need at night. This diet isn’t about you trying to cram all the food you can into your 8-hour period though.
You still need to make sure that you are getting a good balance of fat-busting foods, which can include beans, nuts, vegetables, eggs, dairy and meat. If you want this diet to be successful, you do have to monitor what you eat during the 8 hour period, and you should make sure that you’re eating enough calories. This diet is very good for those who have tried to lose weight on a diet before but not experienced too much success.
If you want to lose weight, then you need to combine healthy eating with working out. If you do this properly then you can lose on average 7-11 pounds over 10 weeks. Studies have also shown that those who take part in this diet can lose weight without having to concern themselves with calorie counting, because the 8-hour period produces the same calorific restriction as counting, without the stress or monitoring. It should be noted that some professionals do not believe that intermittent fasting helps you to lose weight and that the same results can be achieved through a healthy diet and exercise. This is not a proven fact. Eating healthy is highly and exercising regularly is strongly recommended, no matter what diet plan you choose to follow.
Each day of the 16:8 diet will work very independently to the other days of the week. Studies have suggested that intermittent fasting can help you to boost the efficiency of your vital organs while also helping to give all of your bodily functions a break. For people with low blood sugar, always talk to your medical healthcare provider before starting this diet. This is important because only a medical professional can let you know if this diet is for you. For many people not eating for longer periods of time can lead to nausea and low blood sugar spells.
Of course, what works for one person may not work for another. This is the same as one lifestyle not working for another. Intermittent fasting has given a lot of people real success. You can listen to real weight loss success stories from some of our patients here. Following this diet is an effective way to curb late night junk food binges. If you do not feel very hungry in the morning, this diet is for you. Lastly, it’s perfect for those who just don’t want to waste their time or energy counting calories.
Want to try intermittent fasting? Do you want to make some changes in your diet, but do not know how to. We offer nutritional counselling to our patients to help decide what weight Loss method suits them best. Ready to give us a call? We offer free consultation when you set up an appointment at the location nearest to you.
Dr. Anand Thakkar is a licensed Internal Medicine physician. He is Board Certified in Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine. He has been a member of the teaching faculty for students at Chicago Medical School and has been featured on ABC, FOX, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and Forbes as a recognized authority in wellness, fitness & nutrition, weight loss and women’s & men’s health.
His mission is to help people become the healthiest versions of themselves using movement, nutrition, and a whole-body approach to medical care.
This blog is for informational purposes only. Do not make any major changes to your lifestyle, diet, or exercise without the supervision of a licensed medical professional.