Jennifer Aniston says she is on the 16: 8 intermittent fasting diet, but what does it mean? Whatever that may be, it must be good…. Just look at her!
Jennifer Aniston, bullied for being overweight when she was a young student, was named the most beautiful woman in the world by People magazine in the 2016, and for a good reason, her beauty is unmatched.
Jennifer recently revealed her greatest secret. The 16:8 intermittent fasting diet, but what is that?
The 51-year-old actress told Radio Times, a British magazine, in an interview, that she noticed fundamental changes in her body and mood since she started following a specific meal plan, which requires fasting for 16 hours a day and eating only for a period of eight hours.
According to the famous "Rachel", she only drinks green juices and coffee in the morning. Following her morning routine of meditation and exercising. The intake of solid food only begins later in the day.
But what does intermittent fasting consist of? Can it be followed without compromising your health? Some religions observe fasting as a sign of gratitude, for example.
Particularly it stimulates digestive rest, which helps raise awareness and differentiate eating as a habit and due to genuine desire. According to specialists, the intention is to trigger certain organic processes that repair and detoxify cells.
There are different types of intermittent fasting, 12, 14, 16 or 24 hours. The most popular is the 8/16: 16 hours fasting and eight hours of food, which must be healthy and balanced.
How does it work?
By restricting the intake of any solid food, insulin levels begin to decrease, which in turn favors the organic and metabolic processes of detoxification and cellular repair.
Some studies show that the 16:8 fasting diet may aid the metabolism, potentially resulting in reduced glucose intolerance, better anti-inflammatory processes and improved motor skills, among other benefits.
Specialists indicate that intermittent fasting is contraindicated in patients who are underweight, women who are breastfeeding or pregnant, patients with eating disorders or diabetics who require insulin.
If you would like to start or try any fasting diet, make sure to consult your doctor or a specialized nutritionist. Seeking professional advice always before embarking in a diet is key!