There are many different ways to lose weight.
One of the increasingly popular weight-loss diets is intermittent fasting (IF), where you eat all your meals within a small eating window and fast for the remainder of the day. And that’s it.
You technically don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods and you don’t have to force yourself to eat any health foods that you dislike. So how can that be?
How is it that you have free reign to eat whatever you want and all you have to do is limit when you eat it?
So if you’ve been thinking about trying an intermittent fasting diet for weight loss, here’s how it works.
1. It forces the body to switch into a fat-burning mode: When fasting, your body will more frequently burn fat stores for fuel than it would if you were eating throughout the day.
2. It helps you regulate your appetite better: One of the biggest weight loss benefits of fasting and going into ketosis is the effect of ketosis on appetite. Since fasting reduces ghrelin (the hunger hormone), it can help weight loss hopefuls to feel more satiated and stay on track
3. It helps maximize digestion hormone secretion: When you fast, you can sync your eating schedule with your body’s circadian rhythm: the natural, internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. By doing this, you can optimize your body’s metabolism, helping it run more efficiently: On top of weight loss, there’s another health advantage to this method: it can help reduce your risk of diabetes.
4. You won’t eat late-night snacks that tend to be unhealthy: One of the best things about [intermittent fasting] is that you eliminate late-night snacking, which is associated with weight gain and that has also been shown to disrupt natural metabolic processes