No. We should NOT all engage in intermittent fasting.
Just like with everything else in life, we must experiment to find out if it’s best for us. It’s hard for me to believe that I started off this post with the following statement:
Yes. I whole heartedly believe intermittent fasting is necessary for everyone, especially if you are trying to lose weight.
I’ve come a long ways. My nutrition philosophy is constantly evolving for the better. Nothing is for everyone. Intermittent fasting may be beneficial for you. It may not. I’m sorry if you want a straight up answer but, well, I am giving you the most honest answer.
My approach to intermittent fasting
I eat when I’m hungry. I stop eating when I’m satisfied. When I am not hungry I do not eat a small meal if food has been prepared for me. Sometimes if I’m really busy I may go up to 8 hours or more without food. However, if I am really hungry then I’ll find something to eat. The more hungry I am, the less the quality of the food matters for me. In the end, the calorie is the most important nutrient. Even if Oreo cookies are the only source of calories around I’ll eat them if I’m crazy hungry.