What type of intermittent fasting is best?

For someone starting intermittent fasting, the amount of methods can be a bit overwhelming and confusing.

When asked which intermittent fasting method is best, Ali said there is no one best way because what works for one person may not work for another.

Nevertheless, he advised:

“I suggest patients start with the easier ones like fasting overnight — stop eating after 8 p.m. and not eat until 8 a.m. the next day. That’s a little easier to do because a big part of that time you’re sleeping, so you don’t notice the hunger as much. And then you can increase that to longer periods of time.”

“Some people find benefit from doing intermittent fasting on a daily basis where you eat one day and don’t eat another day, and that’s fine, too,” Ali added. “It’s trial and error to see which [method] works best for you.”