Intermittent Fasting, also called mild calorie restriction, is a broad umbrella phrase for various eating schedules which cycle between strict fasting and restricted eating over a defined period of time. Many methods of intermittent fasting involve periodic fasting or alternate-day fasting. Most focus on restricting calories by restricting intake of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, or other substances. However, there are some who limit only specific organs or systems from functioning. Intermittent fasting is beneficial in that it is a powerful tool for detoxifying your body.The principle behind intermittent fasting is simple. By counting carbohydrates, you make it more difficult for your body to store the excess calories you consume after each meal. This is accomplished by shortening the amount of time you spend consuming food during the day. You then spend the remaining time either exercising, engaging in meditation, or resting to recharge your batteries. By doing this over a specified period of time, you trick your body into thinking that there are no more resources available to it, causing it to begin the process of emptying out its fat cells to eliminate them.