Intermediate Fasting and Fat loss.

Intermediate Fasting and Fat loss. What is so great about intermediate fasting?

Basic about intermediate fasting. Benefits of intermediate fasting, do's, and don'ts if you are thinking of starting this process.

Intermediate and Fat loss. What is so great about intermediate fasting
Now fasting is not a new concept for humans. It is just a new age rebranding of something that we have already been doing for millennia. Our bodies enter a fasting state every time we're asleep. Some people do intermittent fasting without even knowing it. Like you have a busy day and you have skipped breakfast.
In simple words, Fasting is a unique type of eating plan which focuses on a particular time frame between fasting and eating. Which can eventually stimulate the Starving mode of your body, and trigger fat burning and other health benefits that we are going to discuss in this post. 

Some proven benefits of intermediate fasting.
  • Increased mental sharpness.
  • Favorable hormonal profile. 
  • Weight loss.
  • Decreases of inflammation within the body.
  • Decreases of certain diseases within the body like prevent or control diabetes.
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

Fat Loss and intermediate fasting.
Although this is subject and there are other factors also involved in the case of fat loss.  But if practice correctly intermediate fasting can provide a much-desired result for weight loss. You have an increase in growth hormone, a decrease in insulin, and that alone will help you lose weight. 
What happened after a meal is carbohydrates are broken down into glucose. Then the glucose is absorbed through the intestinal wall and it goes into the bloodstream and then it is transported to various organs. Which is the primary energy source for all this organ dysfunction properly.
Now that happen to the excess glucose? It is then stored for later use in the liver and adipose tissue, in the form of glycogen and fats. 
What happens during fasting is that the liver converts glycogen back to glucose to keep supplying the body the energy it needs to function properly. Someone who is an inactive person takes almost about 10 to 12 hours to tap into the glycogen stores for the energy. And someone who exercises or has a much active lifestyle may do so in much less time.
So then after when the reserve of glycogen in the liver is depleted, the body goes for the energy stores in adipose tissues. And this is when the fat burning process starts. The fats are broken down into free fatty acids which are then converted into additional metabolic fuel in the liver. So u see the process is simple. When the fasted state lasts longer, the body burns fat for energy and loses that extra fat that you are so desperate to get rid of.
Other Benefits 
Now with intermediate fasting abut just losing that extra fat, but it also triggers a range of other health benefits. It has also been seen that intermediate fasting can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent or control diabetes, and also contribute to a better brain’s health.
Intermediate fasting Increase insulin sensitivity Insulin is the hormone required for driving glucose into the individual cells. Insulin level high after a meal and low between meals. The insulin level is regulated to match the amount of glucose in the blood.  As insulin secretion happens after each meal, eating throughout the day keeps the insulin levels high.
Now the body becomes insulin insensitive if it has Constant high insulin levels which lead to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. So you see fasting helps keep insulin levels low and reduce the diabetes risks.
Fastingchallenges the brain the same way physical or cognitive exercise does. So you can understand that fasting also has a positive effect on the brain. Also, it promotes the growth and survival of neuron by promoting neurotrophic factors

But to be very honest this is not everyone's cup of tea. Remember fasting can also be dangerous if overdone, or if not done correctly.

You should not try fasting if you fall into this category:
  • Children and teens
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • People with eating disorders, diabetes type1, advanced diabetes, or some other medical conditions.
  • People who are underweight

There are several approaches to intermittent fasting which we will discuss in upcoming posts. But the easiest and commonly practiced achieving by extending the usual nighttime fast. A daily cycle of 16-hour fast followed by an 8-hour eating window is usually the most popular among all if I may say.
For intermittent fasting to be safe and effective, it is very important to combine with balanced meals with high-quality nutrition. It is important to stay hydrated, and know your physical limits while fasting. The fast should be broken slowly and never overeating after fast. Remember unhealthy foods, must be avoided. Your objective is to eat clean.

So now that we have covered the basics about the intermediate fasting. We will directly into the subject in our next post. So stay tuned. 🤘

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