5 Different types of Fasting and why is it so Good

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Fasting is part of many religions but it has also been recommended to people who simply want to kick-start their metabolism, feel more energetic and enjoy different health benefits without counting calories. Of course, with fasting I do not mean starving yourself, but rather to abstain from food and drinks for a specific period of time.

Fasting here does not mean fasting for a few continuous days, but instead of having three big meals during the day, you will have a specific window of time when you are eating. It can be a few hours a day, or certain days a week, but this again depends and varies from person to person.


There isn’t one ‘right’ way to fast but many different of ways to add fasting to your health. here are a few:

1.  Intermittent Fasting
The typical intermittent fast has a time range from 14 to 18 hours. Also known as the cynic fasting.

2. Time-Restricted Eating
If you go for this kind of fast, you will abstain from food for anywhere between 12 and 16 hours. During your eating window, you can eat as much of your favorite healthy foods you would like. This is the most common method of fasting.

3. 16/8 Fasting
Here you will fast for 16 hours and then eat the other eight.

4. 5:2 Diet
During this fast, you eat normally for 5 days a week. On the other two, calories are restricted to about 500-600 calories a day.

5. Warrior Diet
Stick to fruits and veggies during the day and then eat a well-rounded large meal in the evenings.