Many women have embraced intermittent fasting (IF) as a lifestyle approach to managing their weight as they age into midlife and beyond. IF can also help manage your blood sugar, which can alleviate some of the conditions associated with menopause transition, including bloating.
There are three common methods of IF:
- The 16/8 method involves fasting every day for 14-16 hours and restricting your daily eating window to 8-10 hours.
- The 5:2 diet involves eating normally 5 days of the week while restricting your calorie intake to 500-600 for 2 days of the week.
- Eat Stop Eat involves a 24-hour fast once or twice a week.
While IF can help you lose and keep off excess weight, it’s important to make sure you’re consuming protein and nutrient-rich foods during your eating window. You should consult your doctor or nutritionist to determine if IF is a healthy option for you.
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