This week we have been doing a deep dive on intermittent fasting. This week wouldn’t be complete without sharing some intermittent fasting results.
For a quick recap, intermittent fasting—periods of voluntary abstinence from food and drink—is a broad term that can be applied to many different practices. This type of consumption has spurred many books and received a lot of attention in the last few years since studies (mostly in animals) have shown that it may reduce the risk for several diseases as well as promote weight loss.
When you fast intermittently, you eat within a shortened time window—usually 8-10 hours. Here’s what that might look like:
- Skip breakfast.
- Around noon, break your fast and have your first meal.
- Eat dinner. Maybe treat yourself to dessert.
- Stop eating by 8 p.m.
- Repeat this schedule the next day.
It’s an eating schedule that has big benefits over time, like regulating your insulin levels, protecting against disease, helping you stay at a healthy weight.
This might go against what you’ve heard about eating frequency in the past. And while there are some health concerns about fasting for women, contrary to the fitness myth, skipping a meal won’t send your body into “starvation mode.”
Intermittent fasting gives your body time to reset. When you take a break between meals, intermittent fasting results help your glucose levels remain stable, your insulin levels drop and your body has a chance to clean up shop—all of which can support major benefits like weight management and longevity. See our complete guide to intermittent fasting here.
But don’t take our word for it. Here are 5 Healthy Huemans who have tried it and shared their intermittent fasting results and journey:
5 Intermittent Fasting Results And Stories
Finding intermittent fasting results to back up this diet is pretty easy. Men and women are online sharing their journeys and transformations. We recommended finding a way of consuming healthy foods and intervals that work for your lifestyle and body. As always consult with a physician before trying anything that could affect your health.