Fasting The Holy Grail

Yep it does work.

Intermittent fasting is the way. 

I have gone to a two meal a day way of eating.

First meal of the day is around 11am Break-Fast, and my second meal is around 7pm. That give me about 15 to 16 hours a day without eating. This allows my body to use up its sugar reserves and start burning fat.

Why fasting works, this is not me saying this, this is what scientific studies have shown.

When we eat, we create insulin this is a normal bodies reaction to food. This is how Insulin works in very simple terms, think of Insulin as a person when you eat, Insulin says we have plenty of food (sugars) and we don’t need it all to survive so he packs it away nicely in the store cupboard (our bodies) as a reserve thus creating a fat store to use when we need it. However, we never need it because we continue to eat, every time you eat Mr. Insulin packs it away for a rainy day that’s his job he is a storekeeper. He is very good at his job; you keep eating he keeps storing it.

Now when you don’t eat Mr Insulin fall asleep, he has no work to do. So, what happens, your body consumes the food reserve that is available in your system.  After your body has consumed it’s reserve it is still peckish, so your body sneaks down for a midnight snack, your body raids the store cupboard. Your body consumes some of the store cupboards fat. This is how you lose weight your body is raiding the cupboard for a midnight snack.

The longer you leave eating the better it is for fat burning. You should aim for a 16/8 meaning 16 hours without eating and an 8-hour period when you can eat. If this is to much for you drop to a 12 hour period without eating and build up.

Remember though when you do eat you can’t go crazy you have to stick to the plan further in this book.

Intermittent Fasting:

Unlocking Health Benefits Recent research has shown the multifaceted advantages of intermittent fasting beyond mere fat burning. According to Mattson, the metabolic shifts induced by intermittent fasting exert profound effects on both the body and the brain.

One investigations, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, divulged a spectrum of health gains linked to intermittent fasting. These encompass an extended lifespan, a trimmer physique, and heightened cognitive acuity.

“Intermittent fasting triggers mechanisms that shield organs from chronic ailments such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, age-related neurodegenerative diseases, as well as inflammatory bowel disorders and various cancers,” Mattson elaborates.

Here are several intermittent fasting benefits
unearthed by research:

Enhanced cognitive function: Studies have demonstrated that intermittent fasting enhances working memory in animals and verbal memory in adults.

Cardiovascular well-being: Intermittent fasting has been associated with improved blood pressure, resting heart rates, and other cardiovascular parameters.

Enhanced physical performance: Young men undergoing a 16-hour fasting regimen experienced fat loss while preserving muscle mass. Similarly, mice subjected to alternate-day fasting exhibited enhanced running endurance.

Management of type 2 diabetes and obesity: Animal studies suggest that intermittent fasting may thwart obesity.

Additionally, brief studies involving obese adults have shown weight loss through intermittent fasting.

Individuals with type 2 diabetes may particularly benefit, as research indicates improvements in body weight, fasting glucose, insulin levels, leptin levels, and insulin resistance, alongside increased adiponectin levels.

Some supervised intermittent fasting interventions have even allowed certain patients to reverse their reliance on insulin therapy.

Tissue rejuvenation: Intermittent fasting in animals has been linked to reduced tissue damage during surgery and improved postoperative outcomes.

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