What’s all the hype about?

It does not specify which foods you should eat but rather when you should eat them. This way of eating creates patterns to help you facilitate a better routine and a more cognizant approach to your future lifestyle. There are a few different types of fasting methods, but the one that is most popular tends to be 16/8 method. That means 16 hours of fasting and eating within an 8-hour window.

WHAT IS INTERMITTENT FASTING? WHY IS IT IMPORTANT AND HOW DOES IT HELP ME LOSE WEIGHT?

Ancient hunter-gatherers did not have supermarkets, refrigerators, or food available year-round. Sometimes they could not find anything to eat. As a result, humans evolved to be able to function without food for extended periods of time. We were able to take this method and then combine it with a nutritious meal plan – and it seems as though many people flourish on this type of eating regimen.   Combine a healthy lifestyle eating approach with intermittent fasting and you have a TWO-FOLD success rate for not just weight loss but a person seems to be more mindful of their periods of time they are eating – and naturally tends to eat less calories. Calories in Calories out is still a staple that should be taken into consideration when trying to change eating habits- but obviously there are some added benefits to fasting periods as well and the hormones it effects in your body.

When you fast, human growth hormone levels go up and insulin levels go down- when insulin levels drop- it makes the fat storage more accessible so we can essentially get rid of it. Weight loss is the most common reason for people to try intermittent fasting because it can lead to an automatic reduction in calorie intake and helps hormone levels to facilitate weight loss. In addition to lowering insulin and increasing growth hormone levels, it increases the release of the fat burning hormone norepinephrine (noradrenaline). Because of these changes in hormones, Fasting has been known to increase your metabolism. By helping you eat less and burn more calories, this type of fasting helps tackles two obstacles that most people have trouble doing at once.