What does IF stand for?

Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting, or IF as it’s commonly known, is a dietary routine that swaps between periods of eating and not eating. It’s a trend that picked up steam in 2018 and has since become a favorite among fitness buffs and health-conscious individuals.

Folks may choose to fast intermittently for several reasons, such as to lose weight or for religious observances. Those who practice IF are of the belief that this method of eating is more in tune with our bodies than the traditional 3-4 meals a day.

There are many ways to practice IF, with some of the more well-known methods involving fasting for 24 hours or longer. Many adopters of this eating pattern will break their week up into segments of fasting and eating.

It’s incredibly important to chat with a healthcare professional before starting to fast for extended periods. They can provide advice on how to fast safely and effectively.

Example for using ‘IF’ in a conversation

Hey, have you heard about IF?

Yeah, it’s intermittent fasting, right? 🍽️⏰

Exactly! It’s a way of eating where you toggle between eating and fasting. πŸ”πŸš«

Oh, I see. So, is it for weight loss or something?