How to Use Intermittent Fasting to Lose Belly Fat:  A Beginner's Guide

Intermittent fasting (IF) alternates fasting and eating. Due to its ability to reduce belly fat, this diet has become popular.

What is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting includes fasting and eating. The most frequent intermittent fasting methods are the 16/8 approach, where you fast for 16 hours and eat within an 8-hour window, and the 5:2 method, where you eat normally for 5 days and limit calories to 500-600 for 2 days.


Intermittent fasting cuts belly fat?

Intermittent fasting increases insulin sensitivity and metabolic health, reducing abdominal fat. Fasting may also reduce abdominal fat by using stored fat for energy.


How to start intermittent fasting?

Start intermittent fasting slowly and increase the duration. After dinner at 7 pm, fast till 7 am. Add a few hours each week until you reach your desired fasting time.



What to eat during eating window?

Focus on nutrient-dense whole meals including lean protein, healthy fats, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains throughout the eating window. Avoid processed meals, fizzy beverages, and high-fat snacks.


How to stay hydrated during fasting?

Fasting requires hydration. During fasting, drink water, herbal tea, or black coffee. Avoid sugary drinks and alcohol, which break your fast.


How to break the fast?

Break your fast with a modest protein, healthy fat, and fiber-rich meal. Avoid processed and sugary meals and overeating.


Who should not try intermittent fasting?

Pregnant or nursing women, those with eating problems, and those with specific medical issues should not intermittent fast. Before intermittent fasting, visit your doctor.


Intermittent fasting reduces abdominal fat and improves health. Start gently, remain hydrated, and consume nutrient-dense whole foods within the eating window.

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