Although this is technically a diet, the term doesn’t exactly fit. Intermittent Fasting is more like a lifestyle, a way of eating, rather than a simple diet. It’s meant to help you find a way to eat healthier, and give you the means to sustain that weight loss. There are plenty of quick diets out there that can help you lose a few pounds rather quickly. However, most of the fixes they offer are short term. Most “diets” cannot be sustained, and people fall off the wagon, often gaining much more weight than they started with. Intermittent Fasting is different. Once you begin to adopt this lifestyle, you’ll find that it’s actually not that hard to stick with it, and is something you can do for the rest of your life.
Aside from weight loss, intermittent fasting has many other benefits. The first and best known hormonal benefit to this type of dieting is improved insulin sensitivity. Don’t let the title fool you, this is actually a great thing, despite sounding terrible. Insulin sensitivity is something that all dieters want. Why? Well, basically it boils down to this: the more insulin sensitivity you have, the more likely your body will be to lose fat and gain muscle. Fasting helps with this, and when paired with exercise, can help you start to achieve your goals. Another great hormonal benefit to Intermittent Fasting is that it helps your body to secrete more growth hormone. This is great for lots of reasons, the most important for dieting being that the more you produce, the faster your body loses weight and can gain muscle.
Also, when you fast, your body is forced to look for energy from sources other than food. It does this on an individual cell level. The cells in your body will use its own damaged proteins as their energy source. This doesn’t sound like something that should be praised, and if it were continued for a long time, it would cause damage. However, Intermittent Fasting requires that your periods of fasting are short enough to not do any damage. As soon as you start eating again, the cells in your body will have other sources of energy again and replace anything that was consumed. The new replacement proteins are healthy and new, instead of old and damaged, promoting greater cell health, and possibly preventing disease and premature aging.
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