It seems to be the craze right now. Intermittent fasting. But, it's not just another diet fad, it's a popular way of eating that switches between periods of eating and not eating. Instead of telling you what to eat, it focuses on when you eat.

I learned in an article from John Hopkins Medicine that this method of eating has gained so much popularity because it's simple and can fit into different lifestyles easily.

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What is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you choose specific times to eat and fast. During fasting, you don't eat any food, which can last from 16 hours to a whole day, depending on your chosen method.

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People are drawn to intermittent fasting for several reasons. First, it's flexible. There's no need to count calories or buy special foods. You just eat during your chosen hours and fast during the others. It's much easier compared to other diets.

Another big reason it's so popular is its benefits. Research shows that intermittent fasting can help you lose weight, improve your metabolism, and even help you live longer. When you fast, your body gets a break from digesting food, which can help it focus on other things like repairing cells and burning stored fat.

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Many like the fact that intermittent fasting can easily match different daily routines. Whether you love big dinners or skip breakfast, you can find a fasting plan that works for you. This makes it not just a short-term diet but a way to eat healthier for longer.

Intermittent fasting is more than just a way to lose weight; it's a flexible eating schedule that adapts to your lifestyle, making it easier to maintain. It looks like the craze today is well warranted. Its ease paired with the health benefits, make it a popular choice for those wanting to improve their eating habits and overall health.

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