The Beginner's Guide to Intermittent Fasting
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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 fasti...
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.
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 should limit saturated fats and avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates. Be sure to stay well-hydrated.
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Several new studies are claiming that restricting our meals, and not eating post-afternoon, has some remarkable benefits.
Limiting our eating has produced miraculous results in these studies, where insulin levels of the body along with insulin resistance, dropped due to the semi-fasting.
Eating in your last meal of the day in the afternoon results in a 16 to 18 hour fast, which can significantly boost your health, according to research.
The tests also show that it is not hard to fast in the evening, and green tea, coffee etc. can help as a fasting aid.
...is the voluntary withholding of food for spiritual, health, or other reasons.
Food is easily available, but you choose not to eat it. This can be for any period of time, from...
When we fast, Insulin levels fall, signaling the body to start burning stored energy as no more is coming through food. Blood glucose falls, so the body must now pull glucose out of storage to burn for energy.
In essence, intermittent fasting allows the body to use its stored energy.
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