Considering taking up intermittent fasting? Take this quiz before you dive in

Published on:23 January 2020, 16:53pm IST

Intermittent fasting is a great bet when it comes to weight loss but is it beneficial for you? Well, take this quiz to know.

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Fasting is loaded with pros, even for your mental health. Image courtesy: Shutterstock.

How often do you fast in a year? If this question brings out the growling sound from your tummy and makes you feel hungry, then trying intermittent fasting (IF) may not be your cup of coffee. 

But if your New Year’s pledge to lose weight is not letting you back out, then let’s spill some beans for you about this wondrous diet.  

Intermittent fasting was one of the most popular diets of 2019. In fact, celebs all around the world are adopting it–and experts are praising it for its weight loss benefits. All in all, this diet seems too good to be true. But that doesn’t mean that intermittent fasting is suited for everyone. In fact, experts also believe that it doesn’t work the same way with everyone–even if it is the diet of the decade.

So, is it going to work for you? Well, it depends. If you have hypoglycemia, where your body constantly needs glucose, then this diet is obviously not the right choice for you. Similarly, if your willpower is not your strong suit then you might end up binging during fasting intervals and do gain weight instead of losing it. 

Also, read: Keto diet and intermittent fasting – two diets that stole the show in 2019!

Still, considering intermittent fasting for weight loss? No problem! Just take this quick quiz before you dive in.  


Are you sensitive to certain foods?


How long can you stay hungry?


What if you don’t get food for hours?


Do you experience gut issues like acidity?


Are you deficient in any nutrients?


Have you ever dealt with anxiety or depression?


Do you have a fluctuating menstrual cycle?


Do you have any family history of diabetes?


How many days in a week do you eat out?