How to lose weight even in lockdown – this diet plan could help you stop snacking


CORONAVIRUS lockdown in the UK is entering its fifth week in lockdown. Britons are still only able to leave their homes for essential activities like one hour of daily exercise or shopping. Many are concerned by weight gain but these simple methods could help control your calorie intake.

Coronavirus lockdown means that population are only allowed out for one hour of exercise each day. This can prove difficult to stay in shape while being confined indoors. However there are many easy diets to follow that can help putting on the pounds in lockdown.

Intermittent fasting is an umbrella term for various meal timing schedules between voluntary fasting (or reduced calories intake) and non-fasting over a given period.

According to Healthline, this method of dieting is one of the world’s most popular tricks used to lose weight quickly.

There are three methods of intermittent fasting: 

  • Alternate day fasting
  • Periodic fasting
  • Daily timed restricted feeding

Alternate day fasting involves eating 25 percent less than your normal daily intake followed by a 24 feast day.

On the day of fast, calorie-free beverages are allowed such as water, black or green tea and coffee.

On the day of feast, you can consume whatever food and drink you like.

Periodic fasting involves a period of consecutive fasting of more than 24 hours, it is also known as the 5:2 diet where there are one or two days where there are one or two fast days per week.

During the fasting days consumption of around 500-700 calories or about 25 percent of regular daily calorie intake may be allowed instead of complete fasting.

Daily timed restricted diet is one of the most common methods of intermittent fasting.

It permits eating only during a certain number of hours each day.

Usually it follows a 16 hour period of fasting, followed by an eight hour window of non fasting.

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