Originally posted on https://www.pulve.com/blogs/news/intermittent-fasting-aka-starving-yourself.
I have been doing intermittent fasting for the last 2 years. Yes, do believe the hype! And I want to share a couple of thoughts on the experience. As always with these blogs, my point is to share an experience to a fellow human and to question everything. I hope you do the same. Also, are we doing the right things, the best way possible? Or are we half assing it?
As one of my teachers like to frame it: are we doing things better or are we doing better things.
First of all, for those who have not been bombarded with crazy internet diets and killing yourself nutritionally, (I joke, obviously) I will give a small recap of what intermittent fasting or IF for short is.
Basically with IF you cycle your eating and fasting window. It means that you eat (some people feast) for a certain period and you don’t eat for a certain period. Pretty basic right? In essence, IF is not about WHAT to eat but WHEN to eat. Every person already does fasting when they are asleep. Provided they don’t eat while they sleepwalk.
There are different IF regiments to try. One of the most popular methods and the one I tried is the 16/8 method. The 16/8 method is being made popular on the…