The Beginner's Guide to Intermittent Fasting

intermittentfasting Sep 03, 2020

Intermittent fasting. The latest buzzword on the health scene. 

Many people are aware that intermittent fasting is a popular diet to lose weight. But, is it all that it’s cracked up to be? Today, we’ll decipher the science to help YOU better understand the mechanisms behind intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting was first established to better manage breast cancer and dementia. Results highlighted favourable outcomes, one of those being weight loss. From here, the intermittent fasting diet was picked up by health gurus and commercialised for all.  

Simply put, intermittent fasting generally leads to a kilojoule restriction. A kilojoule deficit is created, by limiting the period of time you can eat and drink across the day. Inevitably, this results in weight loss. Other benefits to intermittent fasting include:

  • Lower blood pressure.
  • Lower blood glucose and insulin levels.
  • An improved lipid profile.
  • Less inflammation in the body.
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