intermittent fasting

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Fasting/fasting and other diets have been used for the treatment of epilepsy since 500 BC. Today, with the prevalence of obesity, diets containing fasting are often used for weight loss. Among these diets, the most common name we hear is the intermittent fasting (IF) diet, which we know as intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting is a system of fasting and eating periods at certain times of the day. The most important difference from other diets is that the main issue in the diet is not what you eat but when you eat it. For this reason, intermittent fasting is seen as a dietary pattern, not a complete diet. In this diet, meals are skipped on a planned basis. It is a system that determines the eating pattern and being hungry more than the time allotted to feeding.

Intermittent fasting was created to improve health, and this system was expected to provide various benefits such as weight loss, life extension, and curing diseases. However, the effect of this system on improving health has been the subject of discussion from time to time.

There are different methods of intermittent fasting such as 16/8, Eat-Stop-Eat, and 5:2. If we briefly touch on these methods;

– In the 16/8 method, food is eaten for 8 hours during the day and fasted for the remaining 16 hours of the day. This system, in which the person determines the time zones according to himself, is the most preferred type of intermittent fasting. In this system, 2-3 or more meals can be made. Water, mineral water, unsweetened coffee or tea can be consumed to help minimize the level of hunger during the period of not eating.

– The Eat-Stop-Eat method was devised by a fitness expert to fast for 24 hours once or twice a week. This method, also called single-meal nutrition, is very difficult for most people as it aims to stay hungry for 24 hours. For this reason, food intakes after fasting are generally higher than normal food intakes and overeating behavior is exhibited.

– The 5:2 method aims to eat 5 days a week and 2 days a very low calorie (500-600 calories) diet. This method, which was revealed by the British doctor, is also called the ‘Fast Diet’. The number of studies that have tested this method is very small.

All of these methods; It includes fasting and eating periods on a daily or weekly basis, and although all of them can have a positive effect on human health, they do not have the same effect on everyone. Which one will be more beneficial will vary from person to person. The positive effects of this method on weight loss are based on calorie restriction, similar to other diets. Long-term hunger is not a sustainable way of eating because it is not a system that can be realized for every person. Individuals with eating disorders, under the age of 18, underweight, pregnant and lactating women, individuals with any chronic disease or who are in the process of recovery after surgery should not apply this nutrition system.

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