NOPE. It's not. The nutrition & fitness industry love throwing fancy acronyms around. Two acronyms you may see a lot recently are IF (intermittent fasting) and TRE (time-restricted eating).
Intermittent fasting is really a very general and unmeasurable term. 😬 I mean technically speaking, you're intermittently fasting every time you're in-between meals—even if you just ate two hours ago! No matter what time or for how long you're fasting it counts as "IF". This is where time-restricted eating shines. TRE asks you to consume all your calories within a specific window of time, say, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Outside of those hours (5:01 p.m. to 9:59 a.m. in this example) you're only drinking water. So, you're fasting intermittently on TRE, but you're doing it in a specific and measurable way.
This isn't the only reason I champion TRE over "IF." TRE also asks you to consider the time of day you're eating. This is hugely important, because the food you eat affects your body a LOT differently if it's consumed in the morning versus late at night. Especially for my customer: women and Mom's. We need and want to promote optimal hormones which TRE protocols allows us to do using your body's natural circadian clock to your advantage.
Now just think if you paired a specific fasting protocol, with specific macros, a very specific carb cycle, while implementing other KEY ingredients and micronutrients as well and a few other secrets thrown in— and it was all explained in detail to you with the research linked. That is what my 21 Day Fasting Challenge is all about.