The talk of health and weight loss these days is the intermittent fasting diet . Do not be afraid: to use it, just close the kitchen for a short time. One of the alternating versions of fasting is to eat 500 calories on fasting days and not eat what you eat on festive days.
Another type of fasting is fasting for 14 to 16 hours a day. In any case, not eating is surprisingly good for you. Let’s review the ways:
Join us as we explore the six benefits of a fasting diet:
You burn more fat.
If you do not eat for 6 hours or more, your body will start burning fat for fuel . Probably for this reason, researchers at Al-Nawiz University have found that people who fast one day in a row reduce 90% of the fat stored in the thighs and buttocks. They lose 15% more fat than people who follow traditional diets on a daily basis.
You maintain more muscle.
When you lose a few pounds through diet, you are actually losing a combination of fat and muscle. But with fasting (at least when you fast one day in between) you lose less muscle.
This is especially important because muscles play a major role in the body’s metabolism; The more adipose tissue you have, the more calories you will burn each day, giving you an impermeable shield against fat accumulation.
You control your blood sugar.
Although doctors do not know why, several studies of intermittent fasting have shown that fasting increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar. As a result, you get a safe protection against diabetes.
You protect your brain.
Studies by researchers at the National Institute on Aging show that intermittent fasting protects brain cells from everyday dangers.
They found that the brains of fasting mice secreted more brain-derived neurogenic factor, a protein that prevents neurons from dying.
You help your heart.
According to some studies, fasting lowers cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease.
Melt belly fat.
A 2012 study by researchers at Al-Nawiz University found that after eight weeks of intermittent fasting , fasters lost 9 inches of belly size, regardless of whether they were on a low-fat or high-fat diet during the holidays.