CosBeauty Magazine #85

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CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty in Australia.
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FAQs

Medical News Today assessed the

most common FAQs for beginners

to fasting routines.

Can I still exercise?

In an interview with US magazine The

Atlantic, Professor Krista Varady (creator

of the Every-Other-Day Diet) noted

that for people beginning her regimen,

after the first 10 days ‘their activity

levels were similar to people following a

traditional diet or an unrestricted eating

plan’. It may also be most beneficial

for exercise sessions to end one hour

before mealtime.

Daily Intermittent

Fasting

Daily intermittent fasting limits

eating to a certain number of hours

each day. The 16:8 Diet is an

increasingly popular method, which

involves fasting for 16 hours per

day, leaving an eight-hour window

for eating.

There are various forms of

this plan, with the most popular

advocating that the ‘fasting’ phase

should last through the night and

during the morning hours. Ideally the

‘fast’ should then be broken around

midday, with the last food for the

evening being consumed around

7pm or 8pm.

Alternately for those with a

personal preference for later daily

routines, the food window may be

between 2pm and 10pm.

Periodic Fasting

Medical News Today has reported

on a study suggesting periodic fasting

– defined as ‘one day of water-only

fasting a week’ – may reduce the risk

of diabetes among people at high risk

for the condition.

Another study, conducted by Dr

Valter Longo at the University of

Southern California found longer

periods of fasting (two to four days)

may even ‘reboot’ the immune

system, clearing out old immune

cells and regenerating new ones – a

process they say could protect against

cell damage caused by factors such as

ageing and chemotherapy.

Won’t I eat too much on feast days?

According to Professor Varady, people

do eat more than their estimated

calorie needs on ‘feast’ days. However

they do not eat enough to make up

the deficit from fast days. And other UK

researchers (at University Hospital in

Manchester) have reported that people

unintentionally eat less on non-fasting

days as well.

Will I be hungry on fasting days?

Professor Varady reports that the first

10 days on the Every-Other-Day Diet

are the most challenging. Calorie-free

beverages, such as unsweetened tea,

may help offset hunger.

Do I still fast once I’m ready

to maintain my weight?

Some plans, such as the Every-Other-

Day Diet, also include a weight

maintenance phase, which involves

increasing the number of calories

consumed on fasting days from 500

to 1,000. Other plans recommend

decreasing the number of fasting days

each week.

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