Intermittent fasting (IF) diet is a weight loss diet that has become incredibly popular nowadays. The diet basically alternates periods of eating with periods of fasting and there are a number of different types of intermittent fasting. While some people follow intermittent fasting every day by eating in a given window of feeding and then fasting through the rest of the day, some others refrain from eating on certain given days of the day. Periods of fasting either include complete ban on food or significant reduction in the number of calories consumed. The diet is said to have a number of health benefits, including loss of body fat and weight, as well as improvement in levels of cholesterol and blood sugar.
Although a lot of research studies have said that this kind of alternate calorie restriction can reduce risks of metabolic disease and can also lead to weight loss. However, one must be cautious about following any extreme weight loss diet and must consult a physician or a nutritionist for a deeper, more comprehensive look at what it can do to her/his body. A lot of celebrities, big and small, around the globe, have vouched for the claimed benefits of this diet.
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Here Are Some Of The Celebrities Who Follow Or Have Been Known To Follow Intermittent Fasting Diet:
1. Jack Dorsey
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey recently made headlines for his seemingly dangerous diet, which he talked about on a podcast. Dorsey had revealed that he has certain extreme wellness habits among which is the habit of eating just one meal per weekday and fasting during the weekends. He revealed that following this kind of extreme diet helps him stay focused and the time he saves during breakfast and lunch, helps him focus on his day much better.
Pop queen Beyoncé has been known to have followed a number of fad diets and intermittent fasting is one of them. She reportedly followed intermittent fasting to shed weight, post-pregnancy. Although she has never confirmed that she practices IF, there have been multiple reports in the media claiming the same.
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3. Hugh Jackman
Wolverine star, Hugh Jackman is a well-known face around the world and he is known for his drop-dead gorgeous looks and his supremely toned physique. Jackman has been known to practice a 16-hour long fast, followed by an eight-hour period of feeding. If that's the reason for his amazing physique, then count us in!
4. Terry Crews
Brooklyn Nine Nine star, Terry Crews has a physique that can turn anyone green with envy. The buff star has been known to practice a daily 16-hour fast, which starts with him eating his first meal at 2 pm. Terry, reportedly, only ends his feeding period at around 10 pm, after which he only drinks either tea or coffee.
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5. Jennifer Lopez
Latina singer Jennifer Lopez has also sported a svelte figure and she is also reportedly a great fan of the intermittent fasting diet. Jennifer is known to eat 500 calories at least one or two days per week and reportedly goes without meals for as long as 12 or 18 hours a day.
Intermittent fasting promises to curb hunger pangs, without restricting or banning any foods. However, practicing a 16 to 18 hour long fast a day, isn't easy at all. It takes a lot of will power to go without food for such long periods. Moreover, one must practice extreme caution and should stay away from these diets, if she/he is suffering from any chronic illness.
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