Intermediate fasting, why
Intermediate fasting has been very instrumental throughout my life. Through high school being a guard while playing basketball, running track, and my early adulthood to me fasting before the word intermediate fasting even existed it was something, I just did naturally. I never ate until about noon every day.
When I went away from that natural clock, my body reacted. I started developing bad habits, frequent headaches, eating more hours of the night, sluggish, and consuming a lot of meat products, Until about two years in October of 2018 is when I decided to eat plant-based and to adapt what I used to have in my life on a normal basis which scientist have coined the word intermediate fasting.
A healthy, mind, body, and spirit is the flow of one’s natural human clock they all work together. When one is off you will see an imbalance. There are so many benefits of Intermittent Fasting every other day we hear about a new weight loss diet that’ll do wonders for your physique, but what sets intermittent fasting apart?
Intermittent fasting is basically a lifestyle that doesn’t particularly limit your choice of food, but targets when you eat them.
Intermittent fasting requires you to eat between a certain time frame, mostly 8 hours, and requires you to fast for the remaining 16 hours. I have however adapted my own natural clock. During the week I’m normally fasting 18 hours per day with an eating window of 6 hours, weekends normally 16 hours per day with an eating window of 8 hours. There are special times in which I will adapt to a Ramadan schedule something I learned from one of my good friends who practices the Muslim faith.
Nutritionists, Scientists, and intermittent fasting practitioners have noticed it’s many benefits, some of which are as follow;
Improves Bodily Functions
Intermittent fasting is known to help balance your insulin levels, induce cellular repair, and boost the human growth hormone.
Aids in Weight Loss
One of the main reasons why people jump on the intermittent fasting bandwagon is because it’s known to be a highly effective way to lose weight and belly fat. With a smaller eating bracket, you automatically consume fewer meals and don’t binge eat in the middle of the night.
Along with that the positive change in hormones and bodily functions caused by intermittent fasting also facilitates in weight loss. Over the span of 3–24 months, you are likely to see a weight loss of around 2–8%.
Reduces the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes
Another major benefit of intermittent fasting is that it lowers the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. As intermittent fasting is known to be beneficial in insulin resistance along with reducing blood sugar levels, it automatically becomes an aid in reducing the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Along with that, intermittent fasting also helps in protecting the kidney from damage.
Along with these, there are many other benefits of Intermittent fasting which include cellular repair, improved heart health, and reduced inflammation. If you’re looking for a permanent lifestyle change that will help you stay fit and healthy, intermittent fasting maybe for you.