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Updated on August 2, 2012



Intermittent fasting, is fasting for certain periods a day, a week or a month. It is a different form of caloric restriction which if applied with regularity, will help the person to lose weight and gain control over appetite. Intermittent fasting can be done in the morning, afternoon, evening or at night while sleeping. It all depends on the person doing it and the need for a full stomach at certain times on a day.

Intermittent fasting is the opposite of the calorie restricted meal every so many hours. This has been the mainstream weightloss approach up untill now. The logic behind this is that it stimulates the digestive system and the metabolism. However, you need to organize and count calories for every meal and stick to the amounts as you depend on them for your weightloss. Calory restricted diets slow down the metabolism as well as hormone production whereas low calory meals if combined with intermittent fasting combine the advantage of longevity with the benefits of fasting in decreasing inflammation and other health advancing processes. The person feels fit overall and keeps the same muscle mass.

Intermittent fasting is related to the body's daily 14 hour digestive rythm and 10 hours of non eating, in order to digest all that is in your stomach. If you stretch the hours of eating from 14 to 16 hours daily, extending your feeding interval, you sure will gain weight, whereas when you decrease the period of eating your daily quantity of food to less than 14 hours, you will lose weight.

It needs a change in your perspective on eating, calories and digestion, to start intermittent fasting and no longer divide your meals over the day with the 2, 3 or 4 hour intervals, but according to your body's digestive rythm and intervals..

It doesn't really matter when you take your break or fasting interval and don't eat. For some people, it is easiest at the beginning of nightly sleep, but others are more comfortable fasting in the morning hours. Do whatever is convenient for you and feels right with regards to the no-eating- periods. .If you have to do physical work at certain times a day then it's obvious that you can't fast during those times.

At the times that you do physical work you can allow high carb intake of food and at the times you don't have any physical activity, you can eat low carb meals.

Intermittent fasting has been done throughout all ages and is actually very ancient. People would go without food for days if there wasn't any and they didn't seem to be unhealthier than we are today. They had less probelems with overweight than we have now. It seems to have increased the life span of our ancestors.

People who experimented with intermittent fasting increased insulin sensitivity and cleared sugar from the bloodstream more effectively after three weeks of it. It also has happened that people who are on cholesterol lowering medication no longer need to take this after a particular period of intermittent fasting. Fasting seems to increase the resistance of cells to various types of stress that can cause disease.

Intermittent fasting has been noticed to reduce blood lipids,also triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation,oxidative stress and risk of cancer. .

It increases cellular renewal and repair, burning,fat, fatty acid oxidation, release of growth hormone , increase the metabolic rate, .

It improves our appetite control, our blood sugar control, and the heart's functioning..

The important thing to know is that we all practice one form of intermittent fasting or another.already, cause everyone sleeps and stops eating while sleeping.

Not everyone meditates and therefore not everyone is a 100 percent aware all the time of why they eat too much and too often, but IF helps a great deal in becoming aware and overcoming the reasons why you eat too much and too often. The following article is about how to stabilize your weight loss and how you can use IF to give you the awareness you need to accomplish permanent weightloss. The article can accessed when leaving an email address here: How To Get Intermittent Fasting Results.

For those who have been very overweight for a long period of time. It may be necessary to extend the daily fasting interval to more than 16 hours before one gets results. The hormones that are needed to speed up the metabolism will increase overtime if one follows a to the person tailored program of fasting and feeding intervals.

There is a danger zone with IF if you have adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is caused by overloads of stress during a long time. Symptoms are: too little adrenal hormone secretion and as a result immune system weakening and chronique infections. It is called the 20th century number 1 desease not yet fully recognized by conventional medicine. Read an insightful article on adrenal fatigue by logging into the same link as above:How To Get Intermittent Fasting Results. Intermittentfasting has been discovered to help kick cancer. You can find theat info also at How To Get Intermittent Fasting Results.


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