Intermittent fasting is a pattern of eating that involves cycling between periods of fasting and eating. For example, limiting the daily eating window to a specific time period, such as 8 hours, and fasting for the remaining 16 hours or significantly reducing caloric intake on fasting days. Dr. Rafael Cruz MD and his team will assess your personal situation and determine if intermittent fasting is a good choice for you.
Intermittent fasting works by allowing the body to enter a state of fasting, which can lead to changes in metabolism and cellular repair processes. During fasting periods, the body may use stored energy (glycogen from your liver) for fuel, followed by utilizing stored fats for energy. This can potentially result in weight loss and other health benefits. However, it’s important to note that individual responses to intermittent fasting may vary, and it may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with certain health conditions such as hypoglycemia [low blood sugar episodes] and diabetes.
Our team will provide personalized guidance and support to help you make informed decisions about incorporating intermittent fasting into your lifestyle, ensuring that it is done safely and effectively in alignment with your overall health goals.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rafael Cruz MD and his team to discuss how to reach your weight goals!