There are three types of intermittent fasting, including:
- Alternate-day fasting:
Alternate-day fasting (ADF) is one of the approaches to intermittent fasting. The basic idea is that you can fast one day and eat the other day. In this way, you are lowering your energy or caloric intake weekly by fasting every other day.
You can drink any calorie-free beverage the whole fasting day to keep you hydrated all day long.
- Periodic fasting:
Periodic fasting involves fasting for the entire day in a week. In extreme versions of periodic or whole day fasting, the fasting exceeds the 24-hour fasting and extends for more than a day of fasting. Most commonly, there are one or two days of 24-hour fasting per week to achieve better results in weight loss.
- Daily time-restricted feeding:
This approach of intermittent fasting involves the management of regular periods of fasting and eating intervals daily. Time-restricted feeding allows a person to take control of their eating and regular eating times to avoid binge eating. You can imply this approach by eating after 10-12 hours of fasting. You can take as many beverages as you can during the fasting period, but the choice of beverage should be healthy.
You can incorporate one of these approaches in your weight loss regimen, or you can use these alternatively. Try to find what works best for you and what is more suitable for you. Another essential thing to remain consistent with the fasting and not to eat junk foods during the eating intervals.