Lose Weight Without Dieting? It’s Called Intermittent Fasting
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Healthy living is essentially one of the things we aim to achieve in this lifetime. But caloric restriction can sometimes be a little too depressing, especially when people via social media share what they eat on a daily basis... and you just get hungrier. But what if there's actually a new diet method wherein you can still eat to your heart's content, and yet lose weight? Yes, you heard that right. We’re talking about Intermittent Fasting.
What is Intermittent Fasting?
Intermittent Fasting, in truth, is not a diet method. It is a form of eating pattern wherein you incorporate regular periods of fasting into your daily meal schedule. In short, it does not affect “what” you eat, but “when” you eat. The best part? It does not involve any caloric restriction.
Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
Based on old and recent studies, doing Intermittent Fasting as a strategic "diet" method will lead to:
> It helps improve one's cognition.
> This type of fasting has heart-health benefits.
> It can make you have better memories.
> It helps extend one's life span.
> It gives you more energy.
But the biggest benefit that one can get out of doing Intermittent Fasting is weight loss. This specific study regarding Intermittent Fasting VS Daily Caloric Restriction resulted to a weight loss of 8% in as much as 24 weeks. It is already an impressive figure compared to other weight loss method like Daily Caloric Restriction.
But How Effective Is Intermittent Fasting?
The simple answer is it changes both the weight-loss equation. Fasting leads to fewer calories, but the eating pattern makes all the difference. When you change your eating pattern, you increase the release of the fat-burning hormone called norepinephrine and it normalizes the levels of the "hunger hormone" called ghrelin. In this regard, Intermittent Fasting efficiently burns the food you consume.
While others may have heard about Intermittent Fasting before, you can certainly try it on your end and see how it goes... especially for your metabolism. The common side effect might be hunger, or craving food on a certain hour. But what’s a few “sacrifices” for a very healthy cause, right? After all, you can still eat whatever you want... with an eating pattern, of course. We still suggest you consult your doctor or diet expert before you try out Intermittent Fasting anytime soon.
MYC Writer: Elonah BionedaSubscribe to UpdatesRelated Articles