Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss

Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss

Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss

Intermittent fasting plays an important role to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. It has been shown that intermittent fasting is effective in losing weight. It is all about when you eat. Intermittent fasting is a diet routine that involves periods of fasting with no food or significant calorie restriction and periods of unrestricted eating. There are a few different types, and it is promoted to change body composition by losing fat mass and weight, as well as to improve overall health and disease-related health markers such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Intermittent fasting… if done correctly, you will not be hungry!

Intermittent fasting has been studied for many years. Our bodies have evolved to be able to go without food for many hours, days, or even weeks. Back in the day in prehistoric time periods before humans learned to farm, they were hunters and gatherers who evolved to survive and thrive for extended periods of time without eating. This is where the fight or fight physiological reaction in our bodies was introduced. They needed to hunt and go after game and gather nuts and berries which took a lot of time and effort. It was a lot easier back in the day to lose weight. In today’s world there is a good amount of people who are less active and all the technology such as the internet, smart phones, and televisions only make it harder to lose weight. Intermittent fasting is a great way to start and help propel your weight loss journey.

Intermittent Fasting along with Keto has amazing effects!

Daily intermittent fasting will help you get into ketosis faster and reducing your insulin resistance and increase your metabolism. There are a couple different ways to do intermittent fasting, but they are all based on choosing regular time periods to eat and fast. Most common methods involve fasting on alternate days, for whole days with a specific frequency per week, or during a set time frame. After hours without food the body exhausts its sugar stores and begins to burn fat. Most people do a daily approach to intermittent fasting which is a set time frame they go without eating and consuming calories. Longer periods without food often do not help and can be dangerous. Staying on a consistent intermittent fasting routine and schedule will add up and help your weight loss journey.

Intermittent fasting has been researched and shown to help provide many benefits. It helps you lose weight and burn fat. It improves thinking and memory, heart health such as blood pressure and resting heart rates, as well as diabetes and obesity, and decreasing inflammation in the body. Your brain prefers to run on ketones. Intermittent fasting is safe for many people however there can be some side effects and it can be dangerous especially if you take it too far. That is why it is important and helps to be under supervision when pondering the thought of doing it for weight management. You are not alone in your weight loss journey and we at New Vitality Centers are here to help you along the way.

New Vitality Centers has a Medical Weight Loss program and can help you determine your unique needs and offer a patient centered approach that works best for you and get you on the right track to weight loss and better health. Our goal is to improve your overall health, confidence, and quality of life.

 

 

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