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Before I tell you what is intermittent fasting, let me show you why people struggle with their weight.
We all have our theory.
Some lack responsibility, some are not ready and others are just too weak.
Everything can be a reason.
It seems Dr. Mercola has the best explanation.
He says the main reason aside from eating processed foods is because people are in continuous feast mode and rarely go without a meal.
Their body is rusty.
It is adapted to burning sugar frequently that it thinks that’s his primary fuel.
And you already know that if you are low in fuel you put in more and more. That’s how your body works. That’s how everything works.
When your car (read body) runs on low fuel it asks for more. This means ingesting more sugar.
That’s how you end up fat.
Dr. Mercola adds that fasting is the best way for resetting your metabolism.
So, what is Intermittent Fasting anyway?
Your body needs to understand that there is another healthy fuel supplier in town.
When it adapts its new supplier, your body will start burning fat. The sugar will be replaced as a primary fuel. Your new fuel will be fat.
The unwanted fat stores will be shed.
“Once your insulin resistance improves and you are normal weight you can start eating more frequently, as by then you will have reestablished your body’s ability to burn fat for fuel—that’s the key to sustained weight management.” – Dr. Mercola
I was surprised of the number of studies I’ve found about this topic.
Intermittent Fasting works really well.
Here is how it actually works:
A review by The British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease from 2013 found huge potential in IR.
Especially when the total calorie intake a day didn’t change or was slightly reduced.
The studies conducted in this review produced evidence that IR could:
These health benefits closely relate to the fact that your body is designed to the “feast and famine” cycle.
It’s amazing how by imitating the ancestral conditions of this cycle your body enters in a state of optimal functioning.
The fasting benefits your health by 3 major mechanisms:
- Increased capacity to resist aging, stress, and disease
- Reduced oxidative stress
- Increased insulin sensitivity and mitochondrial energy efficiency
So let’s go through the facts one more time.
Intermittent fasting provides health benefits. This includes improving leptin/insulin sensitivity, helps your body to burn fat, increases mental clarity, and increases overall energy levels and more!
I love it when I resume things.
However, this is not all.
Benefits of exercising in a fasting state
Everything can be faster and easily achieved if you put some work in it.
Being fed before doing a workout has been a really hot topic recently.
I mean, not only recently, this has been debated over the past decade. There are so many theories!
You know how ancestors were hunting for food on an empty stomach right?
That’s a really hard and exhausting thing to do on an empty stomach.
Well, a study confirms the biological benefits of this schedule.
If your goal is weight loss, you could find an advantage in working out right after you wake up.
According to John Rowley, a Wellness Director, the less glucose you have in your system the more fat you burn.
However, if your goals are improving speed or strength, working up on an empty stomach is not recommended.
The lack of available energy will prevent you from putting your best effort up front.
Is Intermittent Fasting for you?
You can create your own fasting schedule. I think that’s the best thing in this.
Some people fast for 14 hours, others fast for 24 hours.
This makes IF for everyone.
As I can see the results of IF are pretty satisfying. Many people shared their stories. They are just satisfied how this works.
Some people quit. Because that’s what they do.
Others are very pleased with their weight, way of living, muscles, body definition and composition.
They claim their energy levels are going higher than ever. They never felt better.
It’s on you now. Would you try something like this?
I’ve tried to introduce you to intermediate fasting, but it’s really hard to know all about it just by one article.
In the future, I will share with you other results and new information about IR.
Do you know someone who rocks this dieting pattern?
If you want to read more about this I have found pretty amazing and useful studies
Check them out:
Why IF is the best for fat loss
IF and lower cases of diabetes/heart disease
IF and reducing coronary heart disease, one of the biggest killers of our time
Do you think some of your friends will love this dieting pattern?
See by sharing this with them!