Fitness: Intermittent fasting

INTERMITTENT FASTING: THE LATEST DIET CRAZE. With the astonishing results produced by radical diets, one might wonder if the outcomes are natural. Those still on the verge might opt for an age-old method of weight-loss that still allows for a healthy condition fit for bodybuilding.



Intermittent fasting weight loss is one of the most effective ways to shed off extra pounds. The basic ideas of intermittent fasting challenge most of the common beliefs on losing weight. Those who are seeking new ways to effectively lose weight have quickly embraced its ideas.

Fasting, your way
Intermittent fasting is not a diet; it is a way of eating that involves a structured program on the times when to eat and when not to eat. The program is catered and adjusted to each individual. If possible, fast for a whole day. It is recommended that one fasts for twelve full hours before eating a meal. As the program continues, the participant is encouraged to increase the length of the fasting period.

Diet myth busted
Given the many circulating diet fads nowadays, it is most likely that you have encountered the Atkins diet. Based on the carbohydrate-eliminating theory, the idea was that the more protein consumed, the faster the metabolism will be. In other words, the more you eat, the more you want to eat, and the more your weight remained. On an intermittent program, the participant will have to cut down the meal frequency. Sometimes, one has to do without breakfast.

Maximize the weight-loss
The regular length of sleep hours is around six to eight hours. During this time, the body is in fasting mode. During that mode, the body usually produces more insulin, and more insulin causes the body to have increased insulin sensitivity, which results in more fat loss. The brilliance of the intermittent fasting is that skipping breakfast extends the period  of body’s insulin sensitivity. So basically, the body is going to be on fat loss mode for a longer period of time. A longer fasting mode also has a good effect on the growth hormone levels. By skipping breakfast or eating during a specific period, the body produces growth hormone, which is what is wanted when one is trying to lose weight. This is simply because growth hormone promotes weight loss in the body. When you are on an intermittent fasting program, the growth hormone levels are usually at their peak and you will lose more weight during this period.

Go fast
Intermittent fasting is radically different from most weight loss programs being promoted in the market. However, its bases are scientifically sound. Give this program a go if you are serious about weight loss.

Intermittent fasting bodybuilding works
It is no secret that intermittent fasting helps rejuvenate the body. During intermittent fasting, a person consumes only water, juices and other low calorie substances. It signifies a period of eating followed by a period of non-eating. Having water alone when fasting helps to clean the body and drive out impurities. In many cultures, especially the Chinese, intermittent fasting is more or less made compulsory to everyone, which enable people to be highly agile and fit.

The joys of intermittent fasting bodybuilding
Fasting and bodybuilding are often related to each other. In order to build the body, it is highly essential that the body be fit. And one of the mos t effective ways to achieve a physically fit body is intermittent fasting, which helps drive away impurities and gives various digestive organs a much-needed rest. This inbound feeling of wellness induces confidence and motivates one to build the body.

Points to be taken care of
• For beginners, the concept of intermittent fasting bodybuilding might seem to be a Herculean task, but it has t o be understood that fasting at regular intervals of time helps boost confidence over a period of time . The perseverance has to be maintained in order to get optimum results.
• We should be wary of the common tendency to go overboard. People are often in a hurry to get fit and build the body of their dreams. As a result, they fast excessively and fall sick. This should be avoided.
• Going over the limit can be a voided by keeping an eye out for various clues. For example, you should eat something once you start feeling giddy or when there are symptoms the body sends t o indicate that it is in dire need of some calories.

There is no point in fasting and shoving oneself with calories immediately after you have completed your fasting. Instead, slowly start taking in calories and exercise in the desired manner, making sure not to overdo the exercises.

Fasting also forms one of the basic foundations for bodybuilding, since it is essential that you have a conditioned body. The body needs to be brought to its optimum state using the age-old method of intermittent fasting. Only then will you able to start building your body.