Do you follow intermittent fasting?
Benefits of Intermittent fasting:
One of the biggest benefits to intermittent fasting is shedding those pounds!
Because intermittent fasting changes your hormone levels, a study published in the American Journal of Physiology showed that this type of short-term fasting can increase your metabolic rate by 3.6–14%.
Another study in Translational Research showed how quickly the weight can come off: People lost 3–8 % of their loss and 4-7% of their waist circumference over the course of 3–24 weeks.
Heart health ♥️
Studies have shown that intermittent fasting might reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, blood triglycerides, inflammatory markers, blood sugar and insulin resistance. These are all risk factors for heart disease.
Disease protection 🙌
As powerful as it sounds, intermittent fasting is said to help fight diabetes by lowering blood sugar and fasting insulin levels, according to a 2014 review of studies. Additionally, it helped reduce the risk of cancer in rats in a study published in Cancer Investigation.
I do the most common fasting of 16:8. Where I fast for 16hrs and eat within an 8 hour time frame.
People get results by intermittent fasting because anything that reduces excess calories helps them lose weight (or slow down how fast they're gaining it) and improves their health.