What's Intermittent Fasting?
In the food industry, researchers and dieticians often refer to the term but there’s very little information out there explaining exactly what it is. We're often asked:
How the fasting process benefits people
How does fasting work for weight loss work?
What does intermittent fasting specifically entail?
In a nutshell, fasting offers many health benefits to those who actively incorporate the eating method into their lifestyles.
The benefits come in many forms offering an array of health benefits to those who participate.
Intermittent Fasting, a growingly popular approach to:
• Healthy Weight loss
• Improving Cardiovascular Health
• Increasing muscle, decreasing body fat
• Inflammation Reduction
and much more!
Fasting Practices & Health Benefits
Many scientific studies have been conducted around the practice of intermittent fasting proving a high amount of health related benefits to the practices.Among many, the main benefits include:
Weight loss and rapid weight loss is a proven (and one of the most anticipated) fasting outcome among women in particular.
Gaining an in-depth understanding of how this form of eating leads to fat loss is an important aspect of intermittent fasting practices. When you’re considering embarking on any kind of fasting health plan, you must first understand the difference between the fed and the fasted state.
The fed and the fasted states are two zones your body fluctuates between on a daily basis.
The Fed State
During the said “fed state”, your body’s in the process where it’s digesting and absorbing food.
Lasting approximately 3-5 hours, your bodies in the process of performing those scientific functions in the food digestive and storage process.
During this phase, your insulin levels are high making it much more difficult to burn body fat- no matter how hard you try.
The Fasted State
The fasted state, is the phase your body enters when it’s processing excess fats. For this reason, your bodies able to access these fats which are inaccessible during the fed state.
By allowing the fasted state to last longer than you usually would in your normal eating habits, you’re actually opening a door which makes weight loss and rapid weight loss much, much easier.
Cardiovascular Health Improved
Intermittent fasting studies have verified positive cardiovascular health improvements in participants. Studies have shown a clear decline in cholesterol levels and a definitive decrease in systolic blood pressure.
Less Fat: More Muscle
Intermittent fasting is becoming an increasingly popular weight loss solution with its simple commitment attributes and muscle retention while losing excess fats.
As earlier explained, during the fasted phase, the body focuses on digestion and storing food which has little to no effect on body muscle. This means you’re retaining muscle while the excess fat burns away.
Inflammation Reduction among Asthma Sufferers
Studies have shown a ranging increase in health benefits when adopting this kind of lifestyle transformation. Studies prove that intermittent fasting in fact reduces inflammation in asthma patients while reducing possible risks of coronary artery disease.
Blood Sugar Balancing
While intermittent fasting isn’t the right approach for everyone and especially for some who suffer with certain types of blood sugar regulation issues like cortisol dysregulation, it has also been very effective for others who have suffered with extreme hypoglycaemia. This is why it is always best to check with your doctor before starting any program, no matter how many people are raving about the results. Each person has their own PURE Healthy Way.
A compelling new study in Sweden shows that a low carb diet combined with practising intermittent fasting by skipping breakfast is producing wonderful results helping to stabilise blood sugar levels with type 2 diabetics.
A Final Word
It’s becoming more and more apparent, all over the world, how intermittent fasting is a healthy weight loss solution for those who part take.
Understanding the value of intermittent fasting is an important aspect if you’re intent on adopting this into your daily lifestyle.