Weight loss is hard. Fortunately, there is a scientifically proven technique that will help to make it easier. You may have heard of IF, or intermittent fasting. Today, we would like to share with you reasons backed by science that intermittent fasting for weight loss is safe and effective.
Fasting for Weight Loss: The Truth Revealed
Fasting Unlocks Your Metabolism
Our bodies burn fuel through either fat or sugar. Fasting allows us to tap into the fat stored within our bodies rather than burning sugar throughout the day. Just like you cannot drive forwards and backward simultaneously, the human body can burn only one fuel source at a time.
However, it will always pick the path of least resistance, and burning sugar is far easier than burning fat. To burn fat and lose weight, set aside one time of day to eat. Throughout the rest of the day, there will be no sugar entering your body, and you will burn fat.
Fasting Improves Insulin Sensitivity
If you have type 1 diabetes and are overweight or obese, it may be because of your body’s insulin resistance. People with type 2 diabetes also develop a resistance to insulin. When you fast, your body will burn its glycogen stores first.
Eventually, your insulin levels will drop, and you will no longer require as much insulin to stay healthy. Another benefit to reducing your insulin levels is improved insulin sensitivity makes it easier for your body to burn stored fat as fuel.
Fasting Prevents Overeating
At the end of the day, people gain body fat because they consume more calories than they burn throughout the day. A massive part of this is mindless eating. People reach for junk food when they are stressed, bored, lonely, dehydrated, and happy. By committing to intermittent fasting, you prevent yourself from eating mindlessly.
Fasting Makes it Easier to eat Better
Meal planning is stressful. You have to sit in traffic, go to the grocery store, prep the meal, cook and clean your kitchen. This task is so daunting that many of us pick up unhealthy fast food instead. There are several fasting methods. Some methods have you alternate between days of eating and not eating.
Other fat loss fasts involve you eating during a specific window. This means fewer meals to prepare each day. With a nutritionist to help you develop a meal plan, mealtime could not be easier or healthier.
Fasting Increases HGH Levels Drastically
HGH, or human growth hormone, is a hormone which is responsible for far more than just bone growth. It helps our bodies use their fat stores as fuel. More importantly, though, it helps us grow muscles.
Since muscle burns 2.5 times more calories at rest than fat burns, boosting your HGH levels is one of the best things you can do to rev your metabolism. Seek professional help from a licensed nutritionist to tailor a fasting meal plan that will allow you to burn fat and build lean muscle.
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The hardest part of fasting is getting adequate nutrition during your feeding window. At Thin MD Med Spa, we are here to help. We have licensed nutritionists can help you create meal plans to fuel your mind and body while keeping you full, fit, and satisfied. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.