In this short article we’re going to show you the power of intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is a tool, it’s not a diet. It doesn’t tell you what to eat it’s a pattern of eating. Intermittent fasting is as a pattern of eating and not eating. It’s not about cutting calories it’s just changing when you eat and when you do not eat alright. Why would you want to do this? Because it is one if not the most important factors in weight loss.
Why Is Intermittent Fasting An Important Factor
It activates two primary hormones in your body, growth hormone and insulin.
One of the most effective ones is growth hormone which is anti-aging and also one of the most effective fat burning hormone. There are six fat burning hormones. The growth hormone is the most effective weight loss hormone to protect your muscles, to build monthly lean body mass and also just to lose real fat.
Insulin is also a really powerful hormone. It will help you store fat if you want to gain weight which you do not want to do. With the presence of insulin in your body you can not lose weight. It’s such a dominating hormone it will block the growth hormone Insulin is the hormone that makes you fat. It’s the hormone that gives you the fat belly. If you see someone with a fat stomach they have too much insulin. These are the two powerful hormones that you’re going to influence.
This tool or technique can actually recover insulin resistance. Where you have the pancreas pumping out way more insulin than you require, five to seven times. What happens when you have too much insulin? The cells begins blocking it and then your body does not get the return communication. It’s like talking your husband while his watching television.You’re most likely to increase your volume since the person is ignoring you. There’s no two-way interaction.
The pancreas doesn’t get the feedback that the insulin is connecting, its sends more insulin through the channel. So you have a situation where you have resistance of insulin. It’s not functioning. Low insulin in the cell, reduced sugar but after that you have high quantities of insulin in other areas. This is extremely destructive it causes pre-diabetes and develops a lot of problems.
Levels Of Intermittent Fasting
5 Meals A Day
There’s various levels of intermittent fasting. From not intermittent fasting to some serious fat burning. Let’s say you start with 5 meals a day or 6 meals a day You have breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack. A lot of people that do that. The concept of intermittent fasting hormonally is that every time you eat you spike insulin.
People assumed that just when you consume carbohydrates you spike insulin. That’s wrong. Eating as a whole will raise insulin. Regardless of what you eat. Even if it’s a snack, even if it’s healthy. So we have a situation where this person is spiking insulin all day. Our bodies are not developed to eat and graze all day long. We want to change to 3 meals a day. Without any snacks. That’s the first step, three meals a day, no snacking.
3 Meals A Day
The ability to go from one meal to the following without being hungry involves eating more fat. So you have to include more fat to that meal. It’s not about what to eat but the pattern. You start with three meals a day. After that if you want to take it to the next level and burn much more fat you want to do a pattern of 16 to 8 16 hours of fasting. An eight-hour window of eating.
If you get up in the morning and you’re not hungry, do not eat. Wait till you’re hungry. The ideal situation is to go for at least 4 hours before you eat the first meal. So let’s say you eat at 10 o’clock in the morning and you got up at 6. That means that your last meal is most likely to be 6 o’clock at night. So you have an eight-hour home window where you could stand and eat at 8:00. Then you may eat at 8:00 at night so you actually haven’t offered sufficient fasting in between.
The real power of intermittent fasting is actually at nighttime when you’re sleeping and after that in the morning. That’s when you really have the uninterrupted serious fat burning. Not necessarily much between the meals. However it is a factor. That’s why we want sixteen hours of fasting with this so we try to maintain that window and also you have your three meals.
2 Meals A Day
If you want to take it even further and really activate the fat-burning you we want to go to two meals. However we want a window of 20 hours of fasting and only a four hour window of eating. So let’s say we want to get up and wait until twelve o’clock have the first meal and after that have the following meal four hours later. Another example is, you get to eat at 1:00 then your following meal is at 5:00. So you have 4 hours there where you basically eat. Then you have 20 hours of significant fat burning.
It’s going to take time to transition over to these different levels. Don’t assume it takes place in a minute. You’ve destroyed your metabolic rate through dieting or the HCG diet. It’s going to take a while to slowly move over to the next one. However you’ll get comfy. We do not want you to get headache and have a lot of adverse effects in between the meals. The transition from 16 hours to 20 hours could take you a month or 2 before you get to this point. Then you’re really burning fat.
I hope you now understand to power of intermittent fasting. Also how you would do it starting from 5 meals a day going to 2 meals a day.