There are various methods of the plan. Some restrict calories on certain days of the week, and others during certain hours each day.
Dr Michael elaborated: “The 5:2 approach where you restrict your calorie intake to 800 calories for two days a week, and eat a healthy diet for the other five days.
“Time Restricted Eating encourages you to extend your normal night-time ‘fast’ by eating an early dinner, or skipping breakfast.
“This is to condense your eating period into an eight, 10 or 12 hour window.”
The expert shared the benefits of following the plan on general health.
Dr Mosley detailed it can increase alertness and improve mood.
For those hoping to lose weight, Dr Mosley explained it is a good way to lower calorie intake and get sustainable weight loss results.
Exercise is also something dieters should take into consideration.
Dr Mosley shared advice for those who choose to fast by reducing calories on certain days of the week.
He suggested avoiding high intensity workouts on days when eating less.
The expert added: “However, avoid endurance or highly demanding exercise on a fast day.”
Gentle movements such as walking or yoga would be recommended on those days.