All About Intermittent Fasting
Is intermittent fasting good for your body or is it bad for your health?
What is it’s advantages and does it have any disadvantages or side effects?
After reading this article, you’ll get an answer to all your questions related to intermittent fasting.
You can create your own version of intermittent fasting which most people do. But the most-practiced one is the one in which you keep a fast for 16 hours and have your food in the remaining 8 hours. I do this according to my version in which I keep a fast for 17 ½ hours and have my food in 6 ½ hours. You have to adjust your breakfast, lunch, and dinner within the 8 hours that you are allowed to eat.
Or you can simply skip one of your meals. And have light food in between any two of your meals to get proper energy and nutrition.
When you will initially start doing intermittent fasting, you might face issues staying hungry for many hours. But you will get used to it in a minimum of 2-3 days or in a week at the maximum.
Facing Issues Being In A Calorie Deficit?
If you generally face problems being in a calorie deficit, intermittent fasting is going to be the most useful thing you will ever do. Since you eat for only 6:30 hours, there are many chances for you to stay in a calorie deficit. The only thing you need to take care of is not to have junk food in that time interval.
In the time when you keep your fast, you are allowed to have water, green tea, and black coffee without sugar but nothing else other than these three things. Having too much coffee in a day is harmful to your body. So try to have green tea 2-3 times in your fasting period in case you crave for food. And please do not consume black coffee for more than 1-2 times.
So let’s discuss my version of intermittent fasting because I have prepared it keeping a lot of things in mind like proper digestion. The best time to have certain meals and of course the fastest way to lose weight which is healthy for your body too and won’t harm it in any way.
How does intermittent fasting work and what are its benefits?
When you start doing intermittent fasting and your body doesn’t receive food for hours and hours. Your body gets a shock and since you have no food inside your body, your body starts utilizing the fat cells in your body for energy. Which helps you cut down the fat percentage of your body without any effort. It also decreases the insulin level in the body.
Intermittent fasting helps to increase your human growth hormone intensively which is as much as 5 times that helps in various body processes. Such as boosting metabolism, cell repair, burning fat, and even improved sleep patterns and immunity. As it improves body immunity, it keeps you away from various diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even cancer.
There are no such disadvantages of intermittent fasting except these two:
Some people engorge food in the 6 ½ hours that they get which is absolutely wrong and must not be done.
Fatigue and tiredness are experienced by a few people but many people say that intermittent fasting has completely changed their life. Nothing much can be said on such factors because this depends on person to person.
Do Try It Out!
Do try out intermittent fasting once and see wonderful results. Doing intermittent fasting for a few days won’t help you in any way because your weight is going to turn out to be the same. Once you start consuming food the same way you used to do before. I would advise you to do intermittent fasting for at least 20 days. After that if you get positive results and you don’t face any issues with it or tiredness. You can continue doing it for the long-term to get health benefits and lose weight efficiently and effectively.
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