Are you swayed by ads flashing on the Internet and TV or elsewhere that claim to have discovered ‘the secret to dropping extra bodyweight’ or ‘the one magical method of burning belly fat’? Welcome to the club of dewy-eyed! But do these really work? Are these people really revealing that secret? Sorry to burst the bubble, but NO!
Although there’s no substitute for exercising daily and eating healthy, a few hacks may actually speed up the weight loss process. And one such hack or tool is Intermittent Fasting.
Intermittent Fasting is one of the ways that can help you achieve successful weight loss and also help to maintain it. Essentially, intermittent fasting involves cycling between periods of eating and fasting. It works to change body composition through the loss of fat mass and weight and also lessens the risk of some health concerns, including blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
How does Intermittent Fasting help lose weight?
The fat-burning benefits of intermittent fasting happen because of several factors. Some of these are:
1. Lowers Insulin levels: Intermittent fasting boosts insulin levels that help the body use up stored fat instead of glucose. Moreover, it develops your adiponectin levels, which helps improve insulin sensitivity to support weight loss and diabetes.
2. Boosts metabolism: Did you know intermittent fasting also stimulates fat, protein, and glucose metabolism? Boosting your resting metabolism assists in burning more calories throughout the day.
3. Reduces inflammation: Reducing inflammation is the key to losing weight, longevity, and diminishing the risk of major ailments. And, intermittent fasting is proven to decrease oxidative stress and inflammation.
Seeing these benefits, we can say that intermittent fasting (or intermittent eating, whichever way you look at it) is a valuable tool to lose weight. And although it is not required to eliminate certain foods from the diet, you should still aim to eat a balanced diet rich in fiber, protein, and vegetables to support overall wellness.