The facts in this article will not change your medical advice. So, consult your doctor before radically changing your diet or lifestyle. The article has informational value only.
Fasting in our consciousness is usually related to religious reasons or protests, however, more and more people in the world are “starving” to lose weight or feel better. This diet is called Intermittent Fasting.
Intermittent Fasting At first glance, it contradicts everything that has been told to us over the years about a healthy lifestyle and weight loss: “Eat many times and eat a little”, “Do not starve”, “Breakfast is the most important food of the day”. People who follow fasting usually refuse breakfast. One of the most common methods is a 16: 8 meal plan: you do not eat anything for 16 hours, you have 8 hours to get calories, for example, you eat at 7 and eat nothing until 11 o’clock the next day. Since sleep hours are also set during the “hungry” period, adhering to this regimen is not a big challenge, but how effective is eating like that?
The main problem with the calorie deficit method is that it over-simplifies the picture. It creates the impression that energy is stored in one place in the body and is expended from there. It is as if the calories we take in are the same calories we expend, but the calories we take in are redistributed in different ways, making it harder for us to reach our fat stores.
Insulin controls how much supplies need to be taken out of the freezer into the refrigerator in an easy-to-use place, although since it has a “deterrent function”, often removing food from the freezer simply prefers to reduce consumption from the fridge. Consequently, when insulin is high, the less we eat, the less we consume, and the fat reserves remain mostly intact.
Insulin is lowered during fasting. The body first begins to consume the composition of the refrigerator and then moves to the freezer, which is no longer guarded by insulin. This is how fat burning begins. Fasting is an effective method to empty the freezer. For the body to access the accumulated reserves of fat, 10-12 hours must have passed since the last meal.