Intermittent fasting is not starvation or a fad diet. In fact, if done properly, intermittent fasting can be an extremely beneficial and sustainable way to obtain weight loss. It also has many other potential health benefits; again, if done properly.
So what are the Benefits of intermittent fasting (IF) and how do you do it?
There are many variations to intermittent fasting (IF) from fasting for 1 or 2 days of the week and then resuming regular caloric intake to fasting for 12 to 16 hours per day. One of the more common ways that people do IF is to do a 12 to 16 hour overnight fast which includes sleep time. In this case you would finish eating at approximately 8 pm and on the following day, you would hold off from eating until around noon time.
Many recent research studies are proving that intermittent fasting will help you to burn fat more efficiently which is what most of the recent hype is about. Although IF can have a wonderful effect on weight loss and more specifically fat loss, there are many other health benefits as well. IF will also support healthier brain function because the fasting period gives your body more time to deplete your body’s glycogen stores and causes you to burn fat instead of sugar which results of course, in healthy weight loss. The fat-burning process produces ketones, which boost your energy and banish brain fog. Fasting also produces an anti-inflammatory effect on the body so many people experience improvement in aches and pains as well as allergy and immune reactions. Even diabetics have seen vast improvements in their ability to control their blood sugar and insulin resistance as a result of IF.
There are huge potential BENEFITS OF INTERMITTENT FASTING but as I said initially, if and only if done properly. From my experience, the benefits of intermittent fasting are quadrupled when nutritional support is added. Nutritionally Supported Intermittent Fasting (NSIF) is what I have been using personally and professionally for the past 16 years. This has proven to prevent ‘starvation mode’ and a rebounding effect and has produced more remarkable, sustainable and transformational results for myself and the thousands of people that I have had the pleasure to guide and coach throughout the process. When you supply the proper nutrients to the body while giving it a break from digestion through fasting, that is when the detoxification pathways can function optimally and the result is a cellular cleansing, fat burning, energizing and vitality-producing outcome!