The Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting



Intermittent fasting has been recognized for its myriad of benefits when it comes to health and weight loss. The reason why the majority of diets don’t work is that they enforce an ‘on/off’ mindset; they encourage you to steer clear of certain foods and feel extremely deprived for a time which may only tempt you to overindulge once the diet is over. Intermittent Fasting, on the other hand, is all about creating a sustainable lifestyle by changing the time frame that you consume your meals.


Unlike diets, IF doesn’t require constant restriction or deprivation. Additionally, contrary to many diets which may call for expensive, pre-packaged processed foods, shakes or very strict guidelines, fasting is entirely free. It also saves time and simplifies your life.


Apart from being a lifestyle shift that provides sustainable, long-term results, studies have shown that intermittent fasting can offer many health benefits in addition to weight loss. IF improves biomarkers of various diseases, reduces oxidative stress and decreases insulin levels. In turn, this not only facilitates faster fat burning but can also decrease your risk of developing type II diabetes. What’s more, IF has been shown to increase levels of the human growth hormone which also encourages fat burning and muscle gain.




Benefits of Intermittent Fasting may include:

  • lower levels of inflammation

  • better management over blood sugar levels and a lower risk for developing diabetes

  • better control over appetite hormones, including leptin and ghrelin

  • improved heart health

  • better immunity

  • lower risk of cancer

  • improved brain function and lower risk for dementia

  • improved muscle recovery from workouts

  • and less harmful effects from aging or stress       

[resource: Dr.Axe]

*Disclaimer:This site is intended to share information and assist those individuals that would like to learn more about intermittent fasting(Not Extended day fasting,water fasting,dry fasting or fasting for medical purposes} For in depth information on Fasting please refer to the experts Dr Jason Fung & Megan Ramos

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