Intermittent Fasting is not as scary as some people think. In all actuality fasting can be natural and good for our bodies.
So, what is Intermittent Fasting?
Intermittent fasting is not a diet, it's a pattern of eating. It's a way of scheduling your meals so that you get the most out of them. Intermittent fasting doesn’t change what you eat, it changes when you eat.
So how does intermittent fasting work?
Your body is always in one of two states: fed or fasted. In the fed state, (anytime your body is digesting food), your body’s insulin levels make burning fat a challenge. However, in the fasted state, (8-12 hours after your body finishes digesting), your insulin levels are lower and your body is better able to reach into fat stores for energy.
After you eat, your body works hard to digest your meal. As you break down your meal in your digestive tract, nutrients are released into your bloodstream. That means your body often has excess fuel and that excess gets stored as fat. When you fast, your body has to rely on its energy stores by burning fat and glycogen. So, through intermittent fasting, you train your body to burn fat instead of storing it.
What are the Health Benefits to Intermittent Fasting?
Besides the fat loss that I discussed above research has shown that Interment Fasting can improve hormone Imbalances, increased life expectancy, maintenance of skeletal muscle mass, decreased insulin levels and increased insulin sensitivity.
Johns Hopkins neuroscience professor has shown research that fasting not only wards off Alzheimer’s, but also other neurological diseases like Parkinson’s Disease.
There are more studies been done that are starting to show fasting has effects on cancers and other diseases
3 Reasons why I love Intermittent Fasting
1. It makes my life easier!
2. It put me back in control of my food.
3. IF has helped me shed excess fat!
How do I learn how to Intermittent Fast?
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