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Intermittent fasting benefits

Human studies of intermittent fasting revealed that it improved disease indicators such as insulin resistance, blood fat abnormalities, high blood pressure, and inflammation.

In patients with multiple sclerosis, intermittent fasting reduced symptoms within two months.

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The easiest way to lose weight

The easiest way to lose weight

To lose weight, strive for sixteen calorie-free hours. Stop eating by 8 pm, and eat again at noon the next day. Results can take up to four weeks to notice.

Intermittent dieters should eat healthy foods, including whole grains and healthy fats and protein. They sh...

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What happens during a fast

What happens during a fast

During a fast, the body produces few new proteins and requires cells to take protein from nonessential sources, break them down and use the amino acids to make new proteins, vital for survival. Then, after eating, new proteins are formed in the brain and elsewhere.

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Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting

Fasting means abstinence of some or all food for a period of time.

Intermittent fasting ranges from eating a few calories all day every other day or several times a week to fasting for 16 hours or more every day.

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Side effects during intermittent fasting

Many people will experience hunger, irritability, and a reduced ability to concentrate. These symptoms seldom last for more than a month.

Some people may binge-eat when they finally can eat, creating an eating disorder. Others may consume all food regardless of its nutrition...

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A metabolic shift

It can take 10 to 12 hours to use up calories in the liver before your body changes over to use the stored fat.

After meals, glucose is used for energy, while fat is stored in fat tissue. During fasts, once glucose is depleted, stored fat is broken down and used for energy.

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Animal studies on intermittent fasting

Animal studies on intermittent fasting

  • An early study on intermittent fasting showed that rats put on alternate-day fasting increased their lifespan by around 80 percent.
  • Feeding mice every alternate day led to better glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. It reduced the incidence of lymphoma.
  • Mice on a low ca...

Health benefits of intermittent fasting

Health benefits of intermittent fasting

  • Weight and body fat loss
  • Lowered blood insulin and sugar levels
  • Possibly reversal of type 2 diabetes
  • Possibly improved mental clarity and concentration
  • Possibly increased energy
  • Possibly increased growth hormone, at least in the short term
  • ...

Scientific benefits of intermittent fasting

  • A 2019 study showed that people who ate between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. had reduced hunger and increased fat burning after 4 days of starting IF.
  • A 2005 study indicated that alternate-day fasting leads to 2.5 percent body weight loss aft...

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