What is intermittent fasting?
There are many different forms of intermittent fasting, but the most common method involves limiting food intake to around 8 hours per day and fasting for the remaining 16 hours. Practicing intermittent fasting could help us enter ketosis faster. Intermittent Fasting helps to boost ketone levels, accelerate weight loss, and improve insulin resistance. Adding exercise will also increase ketones moderately, as well as speed up weight loss and improve type 2 diabetes.
How does intermittent fasting work?
Food we eat is broken down by enzymes and end up as molecules in our bloodstream. Carbohydrates are quickly broken down into sugar, which our cells use for energy. If our cells don’t use it all, it is stored as fat cells. Sugar can only enter our cells when combined with insulin. Insulin brings sugar into the fat cells and holds it there. Between meals, our insulin levels drop, and our fat cells can then release their stored sugar to be used as energy. The idea of intermittent fasting is to allow insulin levels to go down far enough and long enough that our bodies burn off our fat.
Benefits of intermittent fasting!
My research found information that shows fasting improves metabolism, lowers blood sugar, lessens inflammation, which improves a range of health issues from arthritic pain to asthma; and even helps clear out toxins and damaged cells, which lowers risk for cancer and enhances brain function.
Is intermittent fasting as good as it sounds? I’m looking for every advantage in my weight loss journey, so I’ll be putting this method to the test. I will follow the eat for 8 hours and fast for 16 hours method. Follow me on my journey to see how intermittent fasting combined with a ketogenic diet works for me.