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INTERMITTENT
FASTING

5:2 vs 16:8

Intermittent fasting is a diet that involves cycling between periods of fasting and eating. There are many different methods of intermittent fasting that all determine different windows of time in which you fast. Intermittent fasting is largely popular as the method you choose to follow is based on what best suits your lifestyle.


Two versions of intermittent fasting are the 5:2 diet and the 16:8 diets.

5:2 DIET


The general principle of 5:2 is super simple: you eat as normal on five days of the week and then fast for two, non-consecutive days of the week. On your two fasting days, you will typically consume between 500-600 calories.

16:8 DIET


This diet involves limiting consumption of foods and calorie-containing beverages to a set window of eight hours per day and abstaining from food for the remaining 16 hours.

For example, eat between noon and 8 p.m. and fast overnight, skip breakfast but can still eat a balanced lunch and dinner, along with a few snacks throughout the day.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND
INTERMITTENT FASTING

When you eat, your digestive system produces enzymes that breaks down food and extracts the essential nutrients your body needs to fuel itself. When you consume foods containing sugar, such as carbohydrates, your body produces insulin that transports the sugar through your bloodstream to generate energy. Once your body has used all of the sugar it needs, what remains is transported by the insulin to fat cells where it is stored.


When you are fasting, as there is no food to breakdown and convert to energy, the body’s natural insulin production slows down. This enables the sugar stored in your fat cells to be released to create energy.

EATING WINDOW
5:2 & 16:8

Any of our meals are suitable for this window, however you roughly want to stick the following composition for each meal:


5:2 benefits
FASTING WINDOW MEAL COMPOSITION
5:2

Roughly 600 calories per day, around 50% from protein and 25% each from Fat & carbs:

  • Carbs below 15g
  • Fat Below 15g
  • Protein below 30g
  • Sugar below 3g
FASTING WINDOW MEAL COMPOSITION
16:8

During this window, the idea is to only consume calorie free liquids such as:

  • Water (we recommend 2-3L)
  • Black Coffee
  • Tea
HEALTHY HACKS

FASTING PERIODS

  • Eat your biggest meal of the day at lunch time
  • Stay hydrated. We recommend 2-3L per day
  • If your method of intermittent fasting includes fasting days such as 5:2, we recommend keeping busy on fasting days but avoiding activities that use too much energy
  • Eat enough protein
  • If you are on a fasting day and are wavering, we recommend eating fruits and vegetables such as carrots, cucumber or celery sticks

ON NON-FASTING DAYS

  • Increase your intake of fruits and vegetable to make sure you’re getting enough fibre, vitamins and minerals
  • Eat lean protein with every meal
  • Drink 2 to 3 liters of water every day
  • Include healthy fats with each meal to improve satiety
  • Avoid as much as possible over processed foods, sugary beverages and alcohol
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HOW LONG DO I NEED TO FOLLOW IT FOR?

The great thing about intermittent fasting is depending on which method you follow, you can choose to intermittent fast a few days a week, or every few weeks depending on your goals.

Overall, this diet can be followed long term. However, it is best to speak to a professional if following it longer than a few weeks consecutively.

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WHY ARE WE THE BEST
INTERMITTENT FASTING MEAL DELIVERY SERVICE?

While on the 5:2 or 16:8, you want to make the most of your fasting meals! It’s best to choose satisfying and nourishing meals that will still keep you under the calorie limit for the day. At THR1VE, we have plenty of healthy, low-calorie meals that you can enjoy on fasting days. You may choose to have two of our ultra low-calorie meals or consume all your calories in the one larger meal. You can also enjoy THR1VE on your non-fasting days.

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We’ve designed the best intermittent fasting meals on the market! They’re healthy, balanced and made with wholesome ingredients. Delivered in a biodegradable insulated box with ice, which can hold the temperature for up to 6 hours. Shop from our range of healthy, wholesome meals!

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