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Intermittent Fasting: Embracing the Challenge

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Nothing worth undertaking comes without difficulty.

Chances are you’ve already come across the recent popular “diet” trend through various media outlets and casual conversations in recent years. This innovative dietary approach claims to support weight loss, weight maintenance, enhanced well-being, reduced cholesterol and blood pressure levels, and even cut down on daily expenses. Nevertheless, intermittent fasting, as it is labeled, isn’t merely a contemporary craze or a get-slim-quick scheme. 

Intermittent fasting revolves around restricting food consumption to a span of 8-10 hours each day. Historical data indicates that early humans adopted this eating pattern for centuries, likely out of necessity due to food scarcity and the demands of daily foraging and hunting. By constraining food intake, our bodies obtain the essential time to metabolize food efficiently, utilizing stored sugars and fats as a source of energy. Consequently, this process diminishes insulin levels, ultimately promoting weight loss – a desired outcome for many individuals. 

Hailing from a background where my spouse is a health advisor and fitness instructor, I inquired about intermittent fasting, its merits, and potential outcomes. Upon learning that it fundamentally aligns with natural instinct and being urged by my spouse to experiment with this practice for a month, I embraced the challenge since shedding a few pounds post-Thanksgiving sounded appealing to me. 

Embarking on this journey from the 1st of January, 2020, I’ve resolved to confine my feeding window from 3PM to 10PM (these hours are more compatible with my hectic daily routine) and commit to a weekly progress update. If you are eager to explore the effectiveness of intermittent fasting firsthand, stay tuned for my weekly updates. 

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