There is a wave surrounding intermittent fasting as it has proven to encourage weight loss among many people throughout the world.
Intermittent fasting speaks to a scheduled pattern of eating throughout a day. Intermittent fasting does not restrict your food choices or intake quantity but restricts when you eat which sets it apart from a regular diet or weight loss regimen.
Intermittent fasting has proven to be an effective, safe and a healthy way to lose weight in a sustainable manner.
What is Intermittent Fasting?
Intermittent fasting speaks to a method of weight loss that seeks to burn fat faster than other diets and weight loss regimens by scheduling periods between fasting and eating throughout a day.
The hours scheduled to eat in an intermittent fast generally range between 6-8 hours, with the other 16 hours spent without food intake.
In some cases, a significant calorie cut is scheduled for a few days per week or 24 hours is spent once or twice per week without food intake then returning to normal eating throughout the other days.
Intermittent fasting doesn’t dictate to the type or quantity of food to be consumed but the time within which it is consumed each day.
Intermittent fasting also provides other health benefits which include an improvement in blood sugar levels, cholesterol and overall longevity.
How does intermittent fasting burn fat faster?
Restricting meals to a specific time daily decreases your calorie intake which encourages weight loss. Also, by practicing intermittent fasting it promotes the increase of norepinephrine. This is a hormone and neurotransmitter that functions to boost one’s metabolism which can increase the amount of calorie burnt per day.
Intermittent fasting has the likelihood of decreasing levels of insulin (hormone controlling blood sugar levels) which increases fat burning and promotes weight loss.
While intermittent fasting aids greatly in weight loss it helps also to maintain muscle mass.
Intermittent fasting also works by greatly suppressing the hunger hormone ghrelin thus increasing the amount of fat burned in comparison to a regular food schedule daily.
Research has proven that an intermittent diet is able to burn fat by 16% within 3-14 weeks and is able to decrease weight by 2-8%.
Intermittent fasting is a proven method to burn fat fast and improve your overall health.