Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
Fasting is not a new concept, its been around for centuries and has had incredible effects on disease and ageing. Fasting can encourage athletes to use their stored energy as fuel, releases ketones into the blood stream and intern will encourage weight loss. Intermittent fasting also encourages energy on days when you resume normal eating patterns.
Intermittent fasting days per week should be a max of 2-3 times a week / 10-16 hours for endurance athletes, and should be timed appropriately with your exercise schedule.
Calorie restriction to a minimum of 600 calories on day of a fast…On a non fasting, resume normal eating pattern with roughly 2200 calories per day.
Black Coffee/herbal teas and water intake while fasting is encouraged. Limit sugar and milk.
What is intermittent fasting – it’s the process of cycling in and out of periods of eating and not eating, this is not a diet plan but more a lifestyle choice to reap the health benefits.
Some of the benefits of intermittent fasting include…
- Weight and body fat loss
- Increased fat burning
- Lowered blood insulin and sugar levels
- Possibly reversal of type 2 diabetes
- Increased growth hormone
- Improved mental clarity and concentration
- Increased energy
- Helping you live longer
- Beneficial for heart health
- Reduce inflammation
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