What Is Intermittent Fasting?
Intermittent Fasting can be defined as an eating window where you cycle between periods of eating and periods of not eating (AKA fasting). It’s really that easy.
Now… There are many different Intermittent Fasting protocols out there, however, the basics are very much the same. You have a period of eating, followed by a period of fasting, and repeat. A popular example that you may already be familiar with, is fasting for 16 hours and then having an 8 hour “eating window” where you eat all of your meals for the day.
Now…The main issue I have with the majority of Intermittent Fasting Protocols out there is that they are far too restrictive. And if you are anything like me, strict or extreme diets just don’t work for me and most of my client patients. This is why I created a program that is much more flexible, enjoyable and very simple to achieve your personal goals.
So How Does Intermittent Fasting Work?
Now that you have a general understanding of what Intermitted Fasting is, let’s cover exactly how it works.
One of the main reasons Intermittent Fasting is such a great way to heal the body and lose those unwanted pounds is because your body responds differently when you are in a “fasted” state compared to when you are in a “feasted” state.
When you eat, your body will spend the next few hours breaking down that food and use it as energy. And as you already know, your body needs this energy in order to function properly.
Now, during the fasted state…
Your body doesn’t have that readily available energy (i.e. the calories from the foods you just ate), so it looks for something else to use as energy. And your body is then more likely to use fat as energy because it’s the most readily available.
Even better, Intermittent Fasting can help teach your body to use the food you consume more efficiently. In short, you are keeping your body at optimal fat burning levels.