After losing weight, it is no surprise some people will use social media to show off their impressive transformations. Posting on Reddit, one woman said she used a diet plan to shed 5st 8lb and she slimmed from 16st 1lb to a healthy 10st 7lb. The dieter explained following an intermittent fasting diet plan helped her to get into shape.
She said: “It’s unreal and amazing and I love my progress. It’s been a long journey but worth it all. Thanks to intermittent fasting 18:6.”
What is intermittent fasting?
Intermittent fasting is a plan where slimmers will limit when they eat to certain times or day of the week.
Harry Aitken, sports scientist and PT, told Express.co.uk: “Intermittent fasting is a dietary technique in which all food is consumed within a relatively small window of time.
“Fasting is going for a significant period of time without eating, and intermittent fasting simply brings in a small window of time where you are able to eat.”
A popular method of the diet is the 16:8 plan where slimmers will fast for 16 hours a day and eat all their meals within the eight hour window.
Others will limit how much they eat on certain days, such as the 5:2 plan where dieters eat 500 calories on two days of the week and eat normally for the remaining five.
The Reddit user explained she usually fasted for 18 hours a day, giving herself a six hour window to eat.