Fasting works for many people, and it’s worked for me. It is the best strategy you can use daily or 3–4 times weekly.
The more you use it, the faster your results and health and well-being improve.
Let’s get started, shall we?
Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern based on periods of fasting and eating. I wouldn’t call it a diet, more so it’s a lot easier than this, and it’s been termed an eating pattern.
All you need to do is commit to a particular fasting and feeding window or several times per week. This is, of course, based on your specific weight loss goals. Maybe you want to activate the human growth hormone. Human growth hormone is the essential hormone that regulates body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, sugar and fat metabolism and heart function.
Fasting has been around throughout human evolution. Our ancient hunter-gatherers didn’t have the luxury of endless food on hand. Therefore, they went hungry for long periods. Fasting is then considered a natural occurrence, and sometimes eating three or fewer meals daily isn’t a significant cause of distress.
The fasting method is highly effective for weight loss as long as you don’t compensate by overeating during your feasting period. This is a crucial point here, and it defeats the purpose and benefits of fasting.
Benefits of intermittent fasting
Unlike dieting, fasting has many more benefits than your standard fat loss. The ongoing process is fantastic and can help you in many ways.
HGH – Your human growth hormone levels are highly magnified. This is a benefit for fat loss and muscle gain, as well as combating ageing (all without any drugs or highly restricted eating)
Changes your genes. Your genes alter to protect against disease and also increase your longevity.
Insulin sensitivity. Your insulin levels drop dramatically, meaning the lower your insulin levels are, the more your body can utilise stored fat as energy.
Why you should consider fasting as a weight loss tool
Fewer meals mean caloric reduction. But the nature of fasting is that you constantly alternate fasting and feeding levels, which changes hormones that facilitate weight loss. These changes can increase your metabolic rate.
By helping you eat fewer and burn more calories, intermittent fasting causes weight loss by changing both sides of the calorie equation.
Regarding your gym work, fasting causes less muscle loss than your stock standard diet, which consists of prolonged calorie reduction. That also means you won’t be plagued by the natural cravings and excessive hunger that caloric restriction brings.
From this, you may gather that intermittent fasting has many more benefits than your usual calorie-restricted diet. The main advantage here is that you can do this long-term, fitting it into your lifestyle and alternating the feeding and fasting times as you see fit. Not only will you benefit from body fat loss, but you will also reduce insulin resistance, reduce inflammation markers in the body and extend your longevity. It is well worth the small effort to gain a lot.
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