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Posted by: Stacy Russell on 08/21/2015

What is Intermittent Fasting?

What is Intermittent Fasting?

If you are even a tiny bit interested in losing weight or eating healthy, you might have heard of the concept of intermittent fasting. If you are not sure what is it or how it helps, this article will help you understand.

Simply put, intermittent fasting is a way to schedule your meals in a way that lets you make the most of them. It's great for people who have a tight, busy schedule or do not like to cook.

Intermittent fasting enables people to get lean without going on a crazy diet. You don’t have to give up on your favorite foods either, and most people find it effective in losing fat. So how does the magic work?

Let’s find out!

How It Works

To understand intermittent fasting, you first need to understand the two states of your body – the fed and the fasted state. The fed state is one in which the body is digesting and absorbing food and typically lasts for 3-5 hours. During this state, the body can’t burn any fat because of high insulin levels.

After the body has absorbed the food, it goes into a post-absorptive state which lasts for 8-12 hours after the last meal, and after that, it enters into the fasted state. Once in the fasted state, it is much easier for the body to burn fat because of low insulin levels. Because the body needs 12 hours after the last meal to enter into a fasted state, it rarely gets the chance to be in this state to burn fat. Intermittent fasting puts the body into the fasted state helping you to burn fat without changing much of what you eat. The only focus required is when to eat.

There are different ways of intermittent fasting with its pros and cons from which you can decide which is the best one for you.

Additionally, it is also beneficial for other things than losing fat:

It Simplifies the Day

Depending on how you schedule to have your meals throughout the day, you will find that it will make your day a lot simpler than before. You don’t have to worry about elaborate meals and breakfast. Scheduling your meals also removes any cooking stress.

Helps You Live Longer and Healthier

Restricting calories is a way to prolong the life span and help cancer patients. Researchers are working on getting the FDA to approve it as an adjunct cancer treatment.

It Is Easier Than Dieting

Most people fail at diets and eventually give up on losing weight. Once you adapt to an intermittent fast, you will find that the concept is simple and easier to apply than a simple diet and an effective strategy to lose weight without starving yourself of your favorite foods.

Fasting Support

If you are new to intermittent fasting or you have several pounds to lose, I recommend the Isagenix 30 Day Nutritional Cleansing System.  It is not a diet but a system that allows you to utilize the health benefits of fasting without hassle and also provides powerful superfood nutrition.

To learn more go here: Isagenix 30 Day System