Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting
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Intermittent fasting is getting a lot of hype these days, I wanted to break it down and explain the how it works, let’s get started!

What is intermittent fasting?

It’s basically eating over a short period of time, to minimize the amount of calories that you eat, and to optimize hormones which control body weight

How can I start?

There are three types of intermittent fasting

1-16/8 method: which is skipping breakfast and eating from 12 noon until 8 pm

2-Eat stop Eat: you stop eating after having dinner until dinner the next day.

3-5:2 diet: eating only 500 calories twice a week and eating normally the rest of the week.

How does intermittent fasting work?

When you’re fasting, the body works in a different way.

1-Insulin: the body produces less insulin during fasting.

2- Human Growth hormone: during fasting the body produces 5 times the amount of growth hormone.

3-Norepinephrine: the nervous system sends signals to the body to break fat cells into three fatty acids.

 It has been proven that intermittent fasting helps in reducing body weight 3-8 % over a period of 3-24 weeks. It also reduces weight circumference and it helps in not restricting the type of food which is consumed.

Of the many benefits of intermittent fasting, it also helps to hold on to the body’s muscle mass.

In order to win and reach your health and nutrition goals with intermittent fasting. You need to still choose healthy options, count your calories and have patience and consistency.

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