Intermittent fasting isn’t about losing weight. It rather focuses on giving your body time to recover and repair itself. Restricting calories and shedding kilos is just one part of the 5:2 fasting trend. Following this lifestyle habit helps to boost metabolism and burn fat.
Studies suggest that following this fasting method also helps to reduce the risk of diabetes in some people. Taking a break from eating and giving rest to your body’s internal function supports the proper functioning of insulin and glucose which in turn reduces insulin sensitivity.