Why Intermittent Fasting Works
This post isn’t going to be very long, but I wanted to get this content out there as soon as I could!
I’ve done quite a bit of research on Intermittent Fasting and have gotten great results personally.
The information that I will be writing about won’t be my own work, but it will be referenced from credible sources and by doctors (Dr.Rhonda Patrick, Dr.Shawn Baker, and Mark Matteson).
I hope this information provided helps you realize how beneficial it can be to utilize this diet strategy 3-4 days a week!!
What is Intermittent Fasting?
Well, simply put, it is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting (not eating).
For me personally, I stop eating at around 8-9pm, and don’t consume any calories until 10-11:30am the next morning.
Is this a smart way to diet?
Well, here are some of the changes that occur in your body during a fasted state:
- Insulin Levels: drop significantly, which creates fat burning throughout your body
- HGH (Human Growth Hormone): Blood levels of growth hormone may increase 5-fold, which higher levels of HGH facilitate fat burning and muscle gain
- Cell Repair: The body induces crucial cell repair processes, and by using the fasting technique these cells repair quickly and remove waste material from other cells
- Reduce Cancer: Fasting can create beneficial changes in genes and molecules within your body that can protect against disease and help make you live a longer, happier life
Intermittent fasting will force you to eat fewer meals, however you can compensate by eating two much larger meals later in the day.
Lower insulin levels and higher HGH levels during a fasted state can enhance your metabolism rate by 3.6-14%, helping you burn even more calories.
Why does lowering insulin benefit your body?
Well, anything that reduces your insulin resistance will most likely help lower blood sugar levels, protecting you against type 2 Diabetes, which is a national crisis in recent years, along with Heart disease (which forms from high blood sugar levels).
While on a fasting diet, fasting blood sugar can be reduced by 3-6%, and insulin levels can be reduced by nearly 20-31%.
Fasting has phenomenal benefits. I encourage you to do your own research and give it a try. If you persevere through 3-4 weeks of going through a fasting diet, you will reap the benefits and feel amazing.
**** Below are some articles/videos that may strike your interest. To find out more, also check out Joe Rogan’s Podcast Featuring Rhonda Patrick. The podcast episode will give you great insight on how to go about the diet, but I will most likely elaborate more on it in a later blog post. In the next few days I’ll provide more info on why you should not wait and start fasting TODAY.
MAKE TODAY COUNT.
Ted Talks on Fasting: