Intermittent fasting can seem confusing to newcomers, but don’t overcomplicate it. In fact, you’re already doing it. Intermittent fasting just means periodic episodes of not eating followed by episodes of eating. For most, this fasting period occurs while we sleep, ending in breakfast where we “break the fast”. As far as dietary interventions go, most intermittent fasting (IF) protocols involve flipping those windows - increasing the time of the fast and decreasing the feeding window. Fasting periods range from 16 hours to a day and a half - and anything you can dream up in between.