The fast.est ways to break weight loss plateau with keto diet

The fast.est ways to break weight loss plateau with keto diet
hit up some intermittent fasting. Before I tried it, intermittent Fasting was something id heard of but never pai.d much attention to. It sounded a bit too extreme, something that was too associated with spirituality or as part of some kind of religious experience. For me it wasnt something that was associated with the everyday man looking for health and liftyle improvements. Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It doesnt specify which foods you should eat but rather when you should eat them. As such, its not a diet in the co.nventional sense but more accurately described as an eating pattern. Fasting has been a practice throughout human evolution. Ancient hunter gatherers didnt have supermarkets, refrigerators or food available year round. Sometimes they couldnt find anything to eat. As a result, humans evolved to be able to function without food for extended periods of time. Unfortunately within our wtern society we seem to have forgotten that. We cant go 5 mins without coming across and co.nsuming food. HEALTH BENEFITS Some of the below gets a bit deep into the science. Ive made a note of helpful references at the bottom of the article. Cellular repaire When in a fasted state, your cells initiate cellular repair. This includes autophagy, where cells digt and remove old and dysfunctional proteins that build up inside cells. Translation, it helps keep your cells healthy. This means better ski.n, eyes, nails, digtive system, organs etc etc. You name it, its made up of cells. Less de less and newer healthy cells is a good thing all round. Insulin Insulin sensitivity improves and levels of insulin drop dramatically. Lower insulin levels make stored body fa.t more accessible. This can help lead to weight loss and better body composition. Human Growth Hormone Studies have found HGH levels can increase up to 5 fold. Again this this can help lead to weight loss and better body composition. From personal experience Ive seen strength gains in the gym, but I change so much in my diet and supplement regime its a bit difficult to say with any accuracy what this can be exactly attributed to. Fat burning In addition to lowering insulin and increasing growth hormone levels, it increases the release of the fa.t burning hormone norepinephrine noradrenaline. This combined with the reduction in calories will again lead to weight loss and better body composition. Brain health Intermittent fasting increases the brain hormone BDNF – brain derived neurotrophicfactor a naturally occurring protein in the brain that improves brain function and lowers your risk of mental disease and may aid the growth of new nerve cells. Science aside, when fasted I have more clarity and feel like my brain is free to processes information more quickly and more effectively. Its like a fog has been lifted from my mind. Its more alert and quicker to string the right sentences together that co.nvey what I want to say. It feels a bit like a nootropic. LENGTH OF FAST Intermittent fasting can be incorporated into your life in numerous different capacities, and by this, really we are talking about the length of the fast. I fast in 2 different ways The 16/8 method Also called the Leangains protocol, it involves skipping breakfast and rtricting your daily eating period to 8 hours, usually 1–9 p.m. I fast for 16 hours in between. I do this for 5 days during the week, then relax it at weekends. Once you get use to it theres no issues with hunger. A couple of cups of strong coffee in the morning and before you know it time has flown and its lunchtime. Takes a month or so to get used to, but after that its plain sailing. Eat Stop Eat This involves fasting for 24 hours, once or twice a week, for example by not eating from dinner one day until dinner the next day. I usually only manage this for 1 day a week, and make sure that its when I dont have a gym session planned. SUMMARY Side effects of fasting are obviously hunger, but if you can get over this, the benefits make themselves know really quickly. You feel better in yourself. For me the mental clarity is fantastic. I feel alert and capable at wor.k, not in a lethargic fog, which sometimes happens if I formally had to larger breakfast or in fact any meal. The more you practice intermittent fasting the easier it gets. Your body adapts. I find my body has started to crave it, it almost anticipates and desire the break from food co.nsumption so it can focus all its energy on repair and maintainence. Try it and you wont regret it. If you like this, theres more at Home

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