Intermittent Fasting is a dietary regimen based on the concept of “time-restricted eating” or “time-restricted feeding,” this refers to an eating pattern that has been limited to a certain number of hours each day. We limit in our daily food consumption to an eight-hour period, and the remaining 16 hours serve as the fasting period, during which zero calories are put into the body.
This specific eating pattern has some supported health benefits, according to Healthline.com. The most obvious of these is weight loss, as this style of eating greatly limits the number of calories that are eaten each day. Assuming, of course, that the foods were eaten aren’t densely packed with calories. (like fast foods, junk foods, fried foods and others)
The other benefits include lowering the risk of heart disease by reducing the amount of “bad” or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol filling up the body and minimizing the risk of diabetes by improving blood sugar levels. Furthermore, time-restricted eating was not observed to negatively impact the strength and endurance of those who exercise regularly, so any worries about this diet affecting one’s physical abilities can be put to rest.
Perhaps less known but just as important is that fasting, in general, gives the body a much-needed break to perform all of its different functions at optimal levels. For example, eating encourages the liver to produce glucose and release it into the bloodstream, while fasting inhibits glucose production. And instead of entering our bloodstream, the liver uses glucose to repair cell damage; the liver also uses this time to generate enzymes that break down cholesterol into acid, which then dissolves brown fat, and converts calories into heat.
Though time-restricted eating may be difficult at first, it’s a dietary habit that you should try it and when you can. It’s worked for us, and it will be a long-term lifestyle due to its benefits.
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