Is Intermittent Fasting Right For You?
Just that word brings up connotations of something we don’t ever want to do. But is it that bad? Unless you’ve been living off the grid (doubtful if you are reading this), then chances are you’ve heard of intermittent fasting but may be confused as to what it is and how it works. So here are five reasons you might want to give it a try.
- Weight Loss- because the window in which we are eating is smaller, we are avoiding sometimes a third meal and snacks, which lowers our calorie intake, thus resulting in weight loss.
- Help prevent Type 2 Diabetes- This is due in large part to the weight loss that comes, but also less stress on the body to deal with spiked levels of insulin and glucose control.
- Cardio health- Intermittent fasting has shown in many studies to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, resulting in a healthier and happier heart.
- Brain health- Wait what? Yep, it’s true, studies show that retention and learning capabilities can improve when on intermittent fasting, in addition, because there is less food being consumed it can reduce inflammation in the brain.
- While it hasn’t been tested on humans yet, intermittent fasting has shown in lab results to reduce the risk of tumor growth.
When we fast what our body doesn’t have that constant supply of food that we are eating, and so it turns to the next best place. Our fat stores! That’s good news, right? Heck, we’ll make some signs with arrows, to help our body find exactly where to pull those fat cells from.
This is why intermittent fasting works. It depletes our body of the free-flowing food and puts our bodies into a state where they are pulling from our fat stores for a large portion of the day.
But can intermittent fasting work with your schedule? Absolutely. It’s highly flexible, whether you are a night owl, an early morning riser, or something in between, you can customize it to work for you.
To find out how to set it up for yourself get our Intermittent Fasting Guide for free!