Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
The intermittent fast makes you eat fewer meals hence you take up less calories. Intermittent fasting enhances hormone function that facilitates weight loss. When in the fasted state the body has a lower insulin level, higher growth hormone (glucagon) levels and increased amounts of morphine. This causes breakdown of body fat and facilitates its use for energy. Therefore causing weight loss.
Short fasts promoted by intermittent fasting increase metabolism. Intermittent fasting causes weight loss because the restriction of food followed by regular eating can help stimulate your metabolism. Short fasts are more effective than long term calorie restrictions that can cause great havoc on the body’s metabolism. Weight loss and muscle loss go hand in hand. Muscle tissues are what burn through calories hence having less muscle leads to a drop in the body’s ability to metabolize food. Intermittent fasting keeps the body’s metabolism running smoothly by maintaining muscle tissues as much as possible. Intermittent fasting works on both sides that is it increase your metabolic rate (increases calories out) and reduces the amount of food you eat (reduces calories in).