Typically fasting is hard for many people, but mini-fasts, where you replace meals with cups of bone broth, gives you the benefits of fasting without the hunger and cravings that make regular fasting so difficult. Mini-fasting is not a traditional diet. It’s a sustainable lifestyle change that is flexible and can be adjusted to you. You can mini-fast for different lengths:
Mini-fast by shortening your eating window each day. For example, my 10-Day Belly Slimdown has you eat within a 7-hour window each day (noon to 7 pm). Other popular mini-fasting windows are 16:8 and 20:4, which means you fast for 16, or 20, hours and eat your daily meals during an 8-hour, or 4-hour, window.
Mini-fasts for 24 hours 2 days a week. During these 24-hour mini fasts, often called a 5:2 diet, you restrict your daily caloric intake to 500 calories. In my Bone Broth Diet, I recommend doing two mini-fasts a week where you sip on bone broth throughout the day.