Why Intermittent Fasting Burns Fat Faster And for Good
Celebrities have used it for years and their secret weapon to lose weight in a short period of time. Learn everything you need to know.
So how would you like to go fast without increasing your speed here’s everything you need to know about intermittent fasting boy this kind of describes my commute at rush hour go fast then slow fast then slow intermittent fasting get it okay we’re not talking about stop-and-go driving here nope intermittent fasting or if’ is the most popular weight loss program today even celebrities like Hugh Jackman Chris Hemsworth and Benedict Cumberbatch have hopped on the if’ bandwagon dr. Kevin Gendreau a primary care doctor claimed that he lost 125 pounds in 18 months thanks to intermittent fasting before I F he weighed 300 pounds whoa it seems that intermittent fasting is a true miracle worker so what is the secret behind if’ that makes it so effective we add Brightside unravel the truth behind this weight loss craze with a nagging question in our minds is it possible for the human body to endure long hours of fasting on a daily basis hey let’s perform a little sleuthing first who created intermittent fasting fasting in general is an age-old practice but it has nothing to do with your dream of achieving a beachbody physique actually you’ve been kind of doing if’ all your life better that you eat breakfast has in break fast Greek heavy weights such as Pythagoras Socrates and Plato fasted to purify their spirit and mind some major religions exercise fasting to strengthen their faith Mahatma Gandhi fasted 17 times during his campaign for Indian independence he not only shed some pounds but also shed the British government but when did fasting gain recognition as a means of shedding a few pounds well it was popularized by the American writer Upton Sinclair in the 1900s Sinclair practice juice cleansing and fasting at the same time in August 2012 fasting gained recognition from the health and fitness community thanks to the influence of a doctor and journalist Michael Mosley he published a book about it in January 2013 entitled the fast diet now before we move on we need to clarify misconceptions about intermittent fasting first of all if’ is often thought to be a type of diet with intermittent fasting you’re not watching what you eat instead you have to watch when you eat it’s not a diet plan but an eating pattern we’ll explain this later in detail for now let’s move on to the next if’ myth the second misconception about if’ is that you must starve yourself so let’s look at the definition of starving from the merriam-webster dictionary to suffer or die from lack of food on the other hand also taken from the same dictionary fasting means to eat no food for a period of time with if’ you still have to eat and drink but it should be time restricted that’s why intermittent fasting is sometimes called time restricted eating the third and last misconception that holds back the health buffs from trying this controversial weight loss program is the safety and health concerns associated with intermittent fasting let’s get to the bottom of this by discussing how intermittent fasting works we mentioned earlier in the video that intermittent fasting is an eating pattern with if’ your entire day or week is divided into two parts the eating period and the fasting period during the eating period you can eat a regular meal so yeah you don’t have to starve yourself well in the fasting period you’re not allowed to consume any food nope not even a single morsel can touch your lips but there is an exception to this rule during fasting you can drink but only water tea or black coffee no sugar or creamer plays in some cases you can eat a few hundred calories or a fruit and veggie combo while you’re in fasting mode how can you split your day or week into an eating period and a fasting period can it be two hours fasting and 22 hours eating yeah nice try buddy but no it doesn’t work that way that is an intermittent fasting it has been cheating which is a whole nother video not to worry here are some eating patterns you can follow the sixteen to eight pattern also known as lean gains was invented by fitness expert Martin Burkham lean gains is an if’ schedule that’s good for beginners no kidding and it involves fasting for 14 to 16 hours a day the remaining six to eight hours are for the eating period the 5 to 2 pattern the fast diet is a method created by British doctor and journalist Michael Mosley yup the same guy who revived the popularity of intermittent fasting this is lighter than the lean gains protocol because you can eat 500 to 600 calories or calorie rich foods during the two days of fasting and then you can eat normally for 5 days eat stop eat was discovered by fitness expert Brad Pihl on with this intermittent fasting eating pattern you have to fast for 24 hours once or twice a week for example you can start your fast on Monday at 12 p.m. and ended on Tuesday the next day at 12 p.m. alternate day fasting as the name suggests is where you fast every other day when in a fasting period you can either eat 500 to 600 calories or nothing at all the warrior diet was popularized by fitness expert or ehof Meckler contrary to its scary name it requires fasting all day but you can still eat small portions of fruits and vegetables the eating period is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and you can eat one huge meal the primary concern about intermittent fasting is the insane amount of time required for the fasting period we’re wired to eat breakfast lunch dinner and a couple of snacks every day how would your body feel if you skipped breakfast or lunch you might experience hunger weakness dizziness or vomiting you might also have sudden mood swings from frustration to irritation these are normal bodily reactions during the first weeks or months of if’ because the body is still adjusting but what can you really achieve with fasting over the course of time your body will eventually overcome the side-effects under normal circumstances your body gets energy from the food you eat this energy is stored in your liver and muscles how about when you’re in a fasting period your body gets its energy from its last reserve fat the fat stored in your body is burned to convert it to energy the longer you fast the more fat is burned in the process what are the other health benefits besides getting rid of the fat you wanted to flush out from your body well it can prevent type 2 diabetes and promote insulin resistance it is good for the heart it may prevent cancer it improves brain function it promotes longevity moreover it simplifies your lifestyle because you don’t need to plan cook and pack three to six meals a day you can save money and time when buying and preparing food hey that means fewer dishes to wash up too although intermittent fasting seems promising this weight loss solution is not for everyone if you really want to try it we suggest consulting your doctor first especially in these cases diabetes low blood pressure underweight pregnant breastfeeding or trying to conceive eating disorder history in addition children and teens are advised not to try if’ because at this stage of their development they need more energy than adults you should also remember that you can’t lose weight through intermittent fasting alone since you’re always fasting your body needs proper nourishment from healthy foods like dairy lean proteins nuts and seeds veggies whole grains and unprocessed and whole foods it’s also safe to exercise while fasting but we recommend doing it after your body has adjusted and is not experiencing side effects like hunger or weakness it’s tough to lose weight regardless of the slimming program you go with sacrifices must be made saying goodbye to your favorite greasy foods or not eating from time to time now keep in mind that you need to consult your doctor before starting anything intermittent fasting might work for others but it might not be right for you it’s not because you can’t keep away from that bag of chips or you don’t have enough self-control it might have something to do with your body’s Constitution hey don’t despair there are more weight loss programs besides if’ that you can mix and match what’s important is that it should work for you in the long run so how about you have you tried intermittent fasting do you know a better way to lose weight we’d love to know your thoughts give us a thumbs up if this video enlightened you about if’ share this video to help others on their weight-loss journey and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel to join us 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