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How Intermittent Fasting Works

February 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 158

Intermittent fasting is a controlled pattern of fasting that is made in an alternate way. Fasting? Meaning "not eat"? Yes, I really mean not to eat. Most of us when we are hungry, we chow down on foods that we can grab. This includes junk foods, processed foods and most of the time, fast foods. Anywhere we go, we see fast foods. Anywhere we go, we see street foods and so on. We eat three meals in a day and for most of us, three meals are not yet enough. We tend to feed ourselves more every time we feel the hunger or every time we feel the crave for food. We know very much that this is wrong but we do not think of it and push ourselves to give in to that craving.

Regular meals are only breakfast, lunch and dinner. These are the only meals that are important to us. Every other meal is just additional and most of the time not needed which causes us to add our weight and produce fat. When we do not work too much and physical activity is done most of the time then we might as well feed ourselves of hunger. But if we do not do physical activity much, then we should not give in to this temptous craving.

So what do we do?

This is where I can introduce intermittent fasting. This is when we eat our daily meals in a day and do fasting for the next twenty four hours. We do not necessarily mean that you cannot take in anything in your stomach. We just want you take in water or any healthy drink including fruit juice. But we recommend that water is better.

Water does a lot of good things in our body. It cleans our body and helps flush out unhealthy food. There are a lot of scientific studies and researches that proves that intermittent fasting is very beneficial to our health. Remember before that our ancestors did not have any fast foods, junk foods or street foods whenever they are hungry. What do they do? They drink water in order for their hunger to be lost. Most of the time, we feel hunger not because we really are hungry but our body and mind just dictates us to eat because it is used to. We call this mental hunger. Sometimes, our minds just cheat us.

So this is the tip on intermittent fasting. Example, today you can eat as much food as you like. But be prepared that after dinner tonight you are just allowed to drink water afterwards for twenty four hours. Drink water as much as you need to feed your hunger. This process will train your body and mind to not let you eat when you do not need to eat. This fasting will eventually lead your body to use the stored fat and energy that has not been used for a long period of time. So you will lose weight and keep you healthier.

Intermittent fasting is not advisable for all people. This is only good for individuals without health problems. Whenever you wanted to try Intermittent fasting, you should consult first with your doctor before you push through.

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