Since there are many myths, misconceptions, and beliefs when it comes to fasting, we decided to break them down here with research-proven facts, and know-how to help you make informed decisions about fasting.
Fasting For Weight Loss
RISKS & BENEFITS
Strategy that combines periods of eating with periods of fasting into a regular schedule.
Combine all your fruits & veggies into delicious juice for a select period of time.
Combines keto dieting principles with routine periods of fasting for enhanced fat loss.
Also known as Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD), eating specific macronutrients to keep your body in a fasting state.
he interaction between the microbes and your digestive system control everything from your mood to your risk of illness to how well you process your food
When it comes to your long-term health, calories ultimately take a back seat to the quality of foods you consume. While it’s true that you’ll lose weight if you eat less than you need, that doesn’t automatically mean your health will improve if your calories are of poor nutritional quality.
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Fasting has been part of every human culture and religion since time immemorial and is generally recognized by the medical establishment as being safe. There have even been yearlong fasts (doctor-supervised, of course) that were not damaging in any way!
But there are certain conditions that people should always check in with their doctors before attempting fasts of any kind:
When you practice intermittent fasting, there are no limits as to what type of foods you can eat, and you can eat as much or as little as you need to during your eating window. (Active people usually have to eat more, and sedentary people are advised not to overeat on any fasting protocol.)
That said, most people tend to eat fewer calories while fasting as a lifestyle.
What’s the best fasting method? That depends on your current state of health, your activity levels, and your calorie needs. Make sure to consult your doctor to see which one is right for you.
Studies show that calorie restriction is one of the most reliable ways to lose weight and keep it off, and that’s true whether you cut portions daily or fast weekly.
Fasting also primes your metabolism to burn fat for fuel, which gives you energy and focus without the daily carb cravings.
Last but not least, fasting improves insulin sensitivity – this helps you lose weight in several ways
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