Intermittent Fasting 101
Intermittent fasting is not about what you eat, it is about how you eat. The longer you fast, the more effective this style of eating becomes. Planning intermittent fasting the right way is the key to success!
The Science Behind It
This style of eating triggers two hormones in your body. One being the Growth Hormone and the second is Insulin. The Growth Hormone is the most powerful hormone in your body. Out of the six hormones in your body, this one protects your muscles and allows you to lose fat.
Insulin actually blocks the growth hormone and causes your body to hold on to fat.
A common misconception is, when you eat carbohydrates is that your insulin spikes, however that is not true. Every time you eat your insulin levels spike! This happens even if you’re eating healthy.
How To Get Started
First, you have to evaluate your own eating pattern. The most effective way to introduce intermittent fasting into your life is to start with three meals a day (most people eat five meals a day), this includes snacks. The key to intermittent fasting is to increase the amount of time you are fasting. This naturally happens over night, but extending the time and eating later in the day allows your body to release less insulin. This allows your growth hormone levels to increase, which creates optimal results. It is important to maintain the intake of healthy and nutritious meals, as well making sure your meal sizes are proportionate.
Benefits Your Body and Mind
Intermittent fasting is not a diet it is a weight loss tool. This powerful tool has more benefits than just weight loss!
Some additional benefits of intermittent fasting are; fat lose, muscle gain (when exercise and weight training are included weekly), increased energy, and increased mental focus and clarity.
To see optimal results, you should add frequent exercise weight training and high intensity interval workouts.
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