Intermittent fasting

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Learn about intermittent fasting. It's the secret you may need to shed those extra pounds.

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  • 1. What Is Fasting? Fasting is when you either abstain from certain foods,drinks or all foods and drinks. Intermittent fasting is basically a type of eating pattern. Italternates between prolonged periods of fasting (noteating, drinking) and periods of non-fasting.

2. Why People Fast? Spiritual A cause To lose weight Before a medical procedure Detox (cleanse the body) 3. Fasting Creates a Caloric Deficit Calories ~ the energy from foodTo lose weight you need to create a caloric deficit.This means you burn more calories than you consume.Burn calories (exercise) or eat less calories (fasting)However...hunger can set in then... 4. You eat everything in sight and destroy all the positiveeffects of intermittent fasting. You dont need to lose fat and drive yourself crazy inthe process Fast smart by knowing the types and which one worksfor you 5. Three Types Of Intermittent Fasts Fast for 24 hours Fast for 16 hours Fast for 20 hours You can also vary these fasts with respect to time andeating and drinking patterns. 6. 24 Hours Fast for 24 hours once or twice a week. If your lastmeal is at 6 pm Monday then your next meal will be at6 pm Tuesday. Some people may do this fast without eating ordrinking anything. Others may drink water. There is the temptation to overeat once the fast is over.Instead have some soup, a smoothie or some tea foryour first meal. 7. 16 Hours Daily up to 16 hours. Men fast for 16 hours andwomen 14 hours. This is like skipping breakfast. If youare a man and your last meal is at 7 pm then your nextmeal is 11 am. If you are a woman then 9 am. This fast is easier to maintain. You only miss breakfast.It provides a great start for beginners. 8. 20 Hours The 20 hour fast where you have one large meal inthe night. During the day you can have fruit,vegetable, or nuts. Try and keep your consumption tonatural foods. Even though you will not be having a full meal dontsnack to become full. Keep your portions fist size. You dont have to worry about preparing meals as yourfoods are from natural sources. 9. Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting Your body spends less time and resources on digestingfood. The body now has time to rid itself of toxins andrepair and rebuild tissues. Fasting with regular exercise normalizes insulinsensitivity. In other words insulin is able to effectivelydeliver energy to your cells. Promotes fat loss. Your body uses glycogen (storedenergy) after 6 to 8 hours. When this is used up it willturn to energy stored in fat cells. 10. Caution You may feel sick, or light headed. This is a result of adrop in blood pressure and your bodys struggle toproduce energy. If this persists you may need to drinksome tea or juice. Muscle breakdown, weakened immune system andlack of nutrients from food. Your body goes into conservation mode burningcalories more slowly. Consequently, when you starteating again its easy to gain weight. 11. Conclusion Along with fasting you should eat healthy. Your dietshould include fruits, vegetables, lean proteins andhealthy fats. This along with regular physical activitywill help you to maintain a good weight. Know what you will eat after the fast. This will helpyou make intentional healthy choices. If you would like to attempt a fast but you are not sureconsult your physician.