Intermittent Fasting: Key Terms

  • Date: June 9, 2022
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Intermittent fasting, like keto, has its own language attached to it, so here we’ve pulled together a like of the intermittent fasting key terms you may need to know. Bookmark them, or print them off to make your life easier!

Keto Intermittent Fasting Key Terms

If you are new to intermittent fasting, it can get confusing, there are many different types of intermittent fasting as well as keto terms, all rolled into one.

That’s why we have created this IF key terms list for you.

If you are just getting started with intermittent fasting, I would suggest that you check out our getting started on intermittent fasting and keto guide. It will talk you through everything you need to know to be successful with IF.

 Abbreviation Meaning
 ACV Apple Cider Vinegar
 ADF Alternate Day Fasting
 AUTOPHAGYThe Body Seeks Damaged/Old Cells For Protein As A Form Of Internal Housekeeping
 BDNF Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (Promotes Nerve Cell Function)
 BIMAD/2MAD 2 Meals Per Day
 BMI Body Mass Index
 BMR Base Metabolic Rate
 BONE BROTH Broth Made Using Bones For Gut Health And Electrolytes. 
 BPC Bullet Proof Coffee
 CF Clean Fast
 CICO Calories In Calories Out
 EF Extended Fast
 ELECTROLYTES Essential Salts/Minerals
 FAT ADAPTED Efficiently Making And Using Own Fat For Fuel
 GANG Gluconeogenesis (Making Sugar In The Liver From Protein Or Fats Including Our Own)
 GLUCONEOGENESIS Process Of Liver Making Sugar From Fat Or Protein
 HGH Human Growth Hormone
 IE Intuitive Eating
 IF Intermittent Fasting
 IIFYM If It Fits Your Macros
 KETO Nutritional Ketosis Diet
 KETOSIS State Of Making Ketones For Fuel
 LCHF Low Carb High Fat
 MACROS Macronutrients; Protein, Fat, and Carbohydrates (Carbs =Sugars)
 MCT Medium Chain Triglycerides
 METABOLIC SYNDROME Spectrum Of Conditions With Elevated Health Risks
 MICROS Micronutrients; Vitamins And Minerals
 NSV Non Scale Victory
 OMAD One Meal A Day
 PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
 TOM Time Of Month
 WINDOW Open Period To Consume Nutrition [Eating Time]
 WOE Way Of Eating
 WOL Way Of Life
 ZC Zero Carb

Have we missed out on anything? If so, let us know in the comments below.

Don’t forget to check out our keto terms and keto abbreviations guides too.

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