Key To Get In Better Shape : Intermittent Fasting

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. ~Benjamin Franklin

Even before I started studying Foods and Nutrition, I was always under the impression that taking small and frequent meals was the key to a healthy life and I developed a habit of snacking every 2-3 hours thinking that it is going to keep my metabolism high. Later I found that it was nothing but a mere myth that having more frequent meals speeds up the metabolism which facilitates weight loss. If eating less made one fat, then how come people with eating disorders like anorexia are not the heaviest as they don't eat much in fear of gaining weight.

Eating more frequently or eating more calories does not affect metabolism as such as to make up for the increase in calories. With my dietetics practice for finding the best solutions for my clients that suit their lifestyle, I thought of trying Intermittent Fasting for myself to see if it works before I recommend it to anyone.

Intermittent fasting is time-restricted fasting in which one can fast for 16-20 hours, which reduces inflammation in the body, improves metabolism, lowers blood sugar levels, clears out toxins and damaged cells, and enhances focus. Between meals, as long as you don’t snack – insulin levels start going down far enough that we burn our fat.

Our usual small and frequent meals provide our body with a constant source of energy (glucose). Only once the body uses up that glucose, our body switches to using fat stored. If we eat constantly then our bodies keep on consuming coming glucose and do not make a switch to burn stored fat.

Speaking from experience, it made me a much healthier person and conscious about my food choices and portion size. You don't have to starve, neither do you have to give up on your favorite food. But yes, one thing you have to be sure of is to add superfoods in your daily routine. This will save you from any sort of nutrition deficiencies and will keep you super-energetic!

Pro- tip: Flipping the switch from a fed to fasting state does more than just weight loss.

Do not start your Intermittent Fasting without proper guidance as it can lead to severe deficiencies and hypoglycaemia.

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