What Are Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting?

By Jon Allo

Many people who are trying to lose weight will, sooner or later, hear about intermittent fasting. This discovery often happens when they are looking for alternative ways of dealing with excessive body weight. Intermittent fasting means going an extended period of time without eating. It does sound a little unusual at first, but it is simply a different style of eating that is safe, effective and comes with many of health benefits, including fat loss, when done the right way.

How to Do Intermittent Fasting.

When you start an intermittent fasting diet plan you will need to experiment with many different fasting lengths and eating periods. For example, a sample intermittent fasting diet plan would be to stop eating after dinner at 7pm. The next day, let’s say you wake at 7am, it means that you would have fasted for 12 hours. If your next meal is at 1pm, you will have successfully completed an 18-hour fast.

Obviously, you have to take account your time at work, so you could do this at a weekend. If you have only a few work obligations, fasting three times a week should be sufficient. In the beginning, you may find that your planned timetable for intermittent fasting is not maintainable, so you will have to change the mealtime or the length of time that you don’t eat. It will take time and effort to figure out what works best for you. Try not to get discouraged with your attempts and stop trying all together. Test all feasible mixtures of meal time and fasting duration time to find the best mix for you.

What Are The Benefits?

This kind of diet makes your body to use its inner food supplies for energy and other metabolic functions. As it uses the body’s food stores, your body will also let go of waste substances via different body organs such as the skin, digestive system and lymph system. This is a course of action known as autophagy. It involves the removal of waste matter from body cells all over your body.

One recognised benefit of fasting in this way is that it helps your body protect itself from Alzheimer’s disease. This happens because of enhanced generation of Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF).

If you are also into paleo diets, the process of intermittent fasting leads to growth stimulation. So long as you take in your normal amount of food both before and after every fast, the intermittent fasting period will cause an increase in growth hormone production. For weightlifters, this added advantage gives them quicker results for the increase of muscle mass.

It is important when you are fasting to continue doing your daily activities as if you not fasting. This practice helps the body to maintain a metabolic balance so that instead of breaking down your muscles, it breaks down excess body fat.

Intermittent fasting is a different style of eating that is safe, effective and when done the right way, is very effective for weight loss. Don’t miss your opportunity to claim a free ebook that shows you how to gradually extend the existing fasting period that you already have when you are asleep and other information on intermittent fasting for weight loss.

What Are Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting?