You may or may not have heard of intermittent fasting. But I am here to tell you that intermittent fasting has become a lifestyle for me. It helps me to maintain my weight and feel my best. Check out my first post about Intermittent Fasting.
So what is intermittent fasting? On the Faster Way To Fat Loss Program website, it is described like this
“it is an eating schedule. Your body is always in one of two states: fed or fasted. In the fed state (anytime your body is digesting food), your body’s insulin levels make burning fat a challenge. However, in the fasted state (8-12 hours after your body finishes digesting), your insulin levels are lower and better able to reach into your fat stores. People rarely go into a fasted state throughout the day. In fact, the traditional theory of several small meals per day keeps us from ever reaching the fasted state. In addition, that type of eating schedule regularly spikes our insulin levels which also hinders fat loss. So, while eating several small meals per day can lead to weight loss (calorie deficits always do), you will likely be losing both muscle and fat. When you lose calorie-burning muscle, you lower your metabolic rate and make it harder for your body to burn fat. You also might become frustrated because you never feel toned and fit, even though you are working out and eating clean.”
Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
- It makes my day easier – I am able to get up in the morning, drink my coffee and start my day without having to worry about what I am going to eat for breakfast.
- It may reduce my risk of cancer – This is so important to me. I lost both of my parents to cancer. I have read numerous reports about intermittent fasting reducing the risk of cancer. I read that your body is either doing one of two things, either healing itself or digesting food. Want more information read here and here.
- It may help me live longer – I would love to live longer with good health. If I live longer I can have more of an impact in helping others which is my passion. You can read here about how intermittent fasting can help me live longer.
- It is much easier than a diet – I hate diets. I don’t ever want to be on another diet. A diet may work at first but I want a lifestyle. Something I can maintain. Intermittent fasting is easy for me to maintain.