Intermittent fasting has really taken off in popularity over the past 5 years. Participants claim that it helps with weight loss and metabolic health. Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. Listed below are 5 of the main ways to intermittent fast according to Healthline.com.

1. The 16/8 Method: Fast for 16 hours each day

2. The 5:2 diet: Fast for 2 days per week

3. Eat-Stop-Eat: Do a 24-hour fast, once or twice a week

4. Alternate-day fasting: Fast every other day
5. The Warrior Diet: Fast during the day, eat a huge meal at night