There has been a lot of speculation about whether or not intermittent fasting is effective for rapid weight loss. This is what we will explore here. There are things we must understand about the human body and how it sends signals to the brain in order for you to understand the way fasting works and whether it can help or hurt weight loss goals.
How the body deals with hunger signals:
This is a simple principle. When you don’t eat for a day or so–or you don’t eat enough your body will send a starvation signal to the brain. So, when you do eat again–you won’t burn it off–you will instead gain weight because your body will turn it into fat so that it has energy. Very simple. Now, can that cause rapid weight loss? Yes it can but the question is–can it cause a more permanent weight loss? Well lets look at the facts about fasting and how the body uses that to help you lose weight. Fasting will be what cleans out your system and sheds unnecessary waste products out of the body. This is what keeps the body healthy and happy. It will technically make you weigh less–but– it is not fat loss.
Is intermittent fasting effective for rapid weight loss?
Yes and no. It is effective for cleansing our toxins yes and no it can’t flush out fat but it can and will flush out the plaque that inhibits us from losing fat. This means that when your body is stuffed up with old food and waste products–it is unable to process diet pills or supplements or even the nutrients from foods that will help us to burn fat. For example–you want to lose weight fast–maybe ten pounds before an event like a wedding or slimming down for a bathing suit for summer or spring break. So, you decide you want to go on a diet pill and exercise frenzy. Well, if you don’t use intermittent fasting what happens is the plaque and residu will block the benefits of what needs to be in the gut and bloodstream.
How to perform intermittent fasting:
Intermittent fasting is a very easy thing to do. There are several things to remember though. Fasting doesn’t mean eat and drink nothing. We still need water on that day and we still need to make sure our blood sugar doesn’t crash. This is not like the day before a blood glucose test. This is a cleansing. So, if you have low blood sugar or you feel it crashing then make sure you have fruit in the house so you can counter it and your intermittent fasting will be a success.