Why should you consider intermittent fasting lifestyle?
Intermittent fasting is not a diet, it’s a pattern. A way of scheduling your meals so you get optimum results. Intermittent fasting doesn’t change what you eat, it changes when you eat.
Why is it worthwhile to change when you’re eating?
Well, it’s a great way to get lean without dieting. Intermittent fasting is a good way to keep muscle mass on while getting lean. It also has been shown to re-start your immune system by stimulating Stem Cell production. It is possible to completely rebuild your immune system by fasting for 3 days.
With all that said, the main reason people try intermittent fasting is to lose fat.
Perhaps most importantly, intermittent fasting is one of the simplest strategies we have for taking bad weight off while keeping good weight on because it requires very little behavior change. This is a very good thing because it means intermittent fasting falls into the category of “simple enough that you’ll actually do it, but meaningful enough that it will actually make a difference.”
What is FED vs NON FED state?
You are in the fed state when you are digesting and absorbing food. Typically, the fed state starts when you begin eating and lasts for three to five hours as your body digests and absorbs the food you just ate. When you are in the fed state, your insulin is high and your body is unable to burn fat.
About 5 Hours after eating, you enter your post–absorption state. About 12 hours after you last meal you enter the fasted state. It is much easier for your body to burn fat in the fasted state because your insulin levels are low. It is best to fast for 14 to 16 hours.
Because we don’t enter the fasted state until 12 hours after our last meal, it’s rare that our bodies are in this fat burning state. This is one of the reasons why many people who start intermittent fasting will lose fat without changing what they eat, how much they eat, or how often they exercise. Fasting puts your body in a fat burning state that you rarely make it to during a normal eating schedule.