It's as old as man. Well done and in a person without pathologies, it works
Intermittent fasting has recently become a health trend. In short, it could be defined as a cycle that combines food restriction and eating. Although there is nothing new about fasting, since it has been practiced throughout history.
As he explains Elena Pasqués, nurse and psychoneuroimmunologist, of Natural Psychofertility:“respecting their biorritmos our ancestors ate when there was food. When waking up there was surely no bowl of cereals on the table but rather waited for hours of movement until they got their prey and enjoy the banquet’, he explains.
And where did the energy come from?
The essence of intermittent fasting is simply allowing the body to use its stored energy.
But what happens today?
“Being so fed up can cause this ability to mobilise energy reserves and make us dependent on food,” explains the expert.
That's how it works.
When eating, more energy is ingested than can be used immediately. Part of this energy should be stored for later use and insulin is the key hormone. “When we eat insulin it increases. Carbohydrates are divided into individual units of glucose (sugar), which bind in chains to form glycogen, which is then stored in the liver or muscles,” he argues.
However, there is a very limited storage space for carbohydrates; and once reached, the liver begins to convert excess glucose into fat and at this point there is almost no limit to the amount of fat that can be created.
“On the other hand, when we fast, insulin levels are low which indicates to the body that it begins to extract the glucose from the store to get energy. Glycogen is the most easily accessible source of energy that can cover body needs for 24-36 hours. Then the body will decompose the fat to get energy. Fasting, after all, is simply the other side of eating.
It also offers a lot of flexibility so there are several fasting methods.
The most popular and perhaps the most recommended to start fasting is the 16/8 also known as the protocol Leangains which consists of fasting every day for 14-16 hours and restricting the daily feeding period to 8-10 hours.
This fasting method can be as simple as not eating anything after dinner and jumping your breakfast. Infusions, water and coffee can be helped in the hunger feeling. Horoscopos y tarot de amor
On the other hand, you can also experience fasting 12/12 that would be the equivalent of having a breakfast and a dinner. For example, have breakfast at 8 hours and have dinner at 20 hours.
What benefits does intermittent fasting have?
The most obvious benefit is weight loss. However, there is much beyond:
- Reduces insulin resistance. I mean, he's able to manage blood sugar.
- It helps keep the musculature as well as reduce the percentage of fat.
- Reduces inflammation indicators
- Favor the autophagia, a process through which allows the body to regenerate
- Reduce the triglycerides and Lipidic profile
- Favors SIRT3 segregation protein that prevents aging
Although the benefits are many, Who shouldn't fast?
- People with a low weight (IMC)
- Women pregnant. To consult a specialist
- Women in the period breastfeeding. To consult a specialist
- Women to make fast their periods They come back. irregular or disappear (amenorrhea)
I can probably fast, but better under medical supervision in cases like:
- Type 1 and 2 diabetes
- Persons with medication guidelines regular
- Persons drip
- Persons high uric acid sufran
“If you decide to try intermittent fasting, you may encounter some unknown or uncomfortable feeling like hunger, constipation, headache... it is usually usual and tends to disappear after the first times you fast. These sensations can be lower if in your day to day you have a low carbohydrate diet and high in healthy fats, if you stay active and busy, drink plenty of water and infusions.
Now that you know a little more about intermittent fasting my best advice is to start gradually and to investigate the fasting method that best suits your case. You can also put yourself in the hands of a professional to guide you,” explains the expert.
And last and not least, How to break the fast?
“Before all, don’t take a chance. It starts smoothly and with real food, i.e. providing vitamins and minerals with colored food and quality proteins. Conclusion, fasting offers many unique advantages and also saves time and money and is available at any time and anywhere.”
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