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Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting or IF for the short term is not a diet or famine. It's a diet. When a person is fasting and also reduces their calorie intake, it can lead to a healthier and longer life. Note that our ancestors before us were collectors and hunters. They don't eat all the time and what they eat is based on what they have. That said, that means our body is actually designed to go for hours without eating. It can last without eating three meals a day. Life Life IF has many benefits that will be explained below.

Health Benefits

1. You take care of yourself fully. Some people think that fasting or diet for that matter is just like hunger. However, when the Fast is done, Ghrelin is a hormone that indicates hunger adjusting to a new diet which is why you won't feel hungry.

2. You will have better focus and better concentration. When fasting, catecholamines, which are other hormones, are produced more. Therefore, the end result is that you will be more focused on what you are doing.

3. You will have more energy. Since you won't eat much, it will reduce your blood sugar level. This means that the actual energy will be more consistent. In addition, you reduce the risk of diabetes. You can also exercise while you are fasting which will actually increase your body's ability to burn more fat. Growth hormones increase when you fast which helps burn calories.

4. You burn more fat which means losing weight. Because you eat less and consume fewer calories, your body will become fat to burn energy instead of consuming energy from foods that you eat regularly if you are not fasting. It also means that your body will show more muscle mass. On a side note, if you fast for about 16 hours, your body is already eating body fat.

5. You will also benefit from the following:

• Less blood glucose and better insulin levels

• Less inflammation

• Protection against diseases such as heart disease, Alzheimer's, and cancer

How to Get Started

Seeking professional help is advised before you begin your fast. However, you can start by choosing a day to skip breakfast. You can choose to drink water or tea instead of breakfast. As you progress, try to go further by skipping lunch. If you feel like you need to eat or feel anxious, you can take normal-sized foods.


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