Intermittent Fasting Made Easy Part I
You may have heard of Intermittent fasting, but do you know what it is and why it’s beneficial? Intermittent Fasting Made Easy Part I and II will go into the what, why, and how of Intermittent Fasting. Part III will answer some frequently asked questions about Intermittent Fasting.
Intermittent Fasting (IF) is a way to get your body to work for you in a powerful way to aid weight loss and toning, and accelerate burning body fat during the “fasting zone.” IF isn’t a diet, it’s the timing of when you eat and when you don’t eat.
At all times, your body is either in the “fed zone” or “fasting zone”. Most people never enter the fasting zone because we consume 3 meals a day, snacks, and late-night meals and treats. When we do this our bodies stay in the fed zone using energy and fuel to digest food. This kind of eating never allows the body to go to the fat burning state. Hence why a large amount of the population is overweight or obese. One thing to note is that during IF the consumption of caffeine, tea, water, and liquids with no sugar content do not prevent your body from entering the fasting zone.
Intermittent fasting gets your body working for you to burn fat more frequently. The idea is to get your body in the fasting zone so that it can burn body fat for you.
The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
1. Can help increase muscle mass.
2. Can help decrease body fat
3. Helps stabilize blood sugar levels.
4. Helps reduce inflammation.
5. Makes weight loss more pleasant. It’s common for people who intermittent fast to lose fat without changing how often they exercise, what they eat, or even how much they eat.
6. Can help decrease training time because your body is burning more fat you won’t have to work out as vigorously.
7. It’s simple yet powerful when compared to dieting since it requires less behavioral change.
8. It can help reduce caloric intake
9. It’s natural to fast. The body needs breaks. When it isn’t using energy to digest food it can be used on other things. People report that when they fast they feel higher amounts of energy and have more focus.
If you haven’t tried Intermittent fasting and this sounds appealing to you, We recommend you try it. Keep in mind fasting isn’t for everyone. Also, check with your doctor regarding on any medications and supplements you may be taking, and if those have to be taken in the morning or if they can wait until the feeding state.
Come visit us at Complete Wellness if you are interested to incorporate intermittent fasting in your lifestyle. If you are concerned about your blood sugar levels with IF, Dr. Dana Cohen can run some blood tests so we can make sure it’s safe. I will provide you with a specific Eating Plan that incorporates intermittent fasting.
Health & Nutrition Coach at Complete Wellness NYC
Dana Cohen, MD.