What is a fasting diet?
The fasting diet is also known as intermittent fasting, which has recently become very popular ..... Dieting makes your body use fat as a source of fuel, which means weight loss. When you eat, the body uses glucose or sugar as the main source of energy, and whatever is left of glucose is stored in the muscles and liver as glycogen. When there is no constant flow of glucose in the body, glycogen is broken down to Used as fuel When the glycogen stores are depleted, the body looks for an alternative energy source such as fat cells to be able to use it to provide the required energy. This is very similar to a ketogenic diet in which carbohydrate stores are depleted and the body is forced to use fats.
6 popular fasting diet methods
Fasting diet every other day: As its name suggests, this method is every other day. On fasting days, some people do not eat any food, but others limit their food to 500 calories. On other days, you fast. You can eat normally but healthily. Warrior Diet: You are only allowed to eat fruits and vegetables all day, but you want a big meal for the night. Fasting diet 16/8: This method is one of the most popular that you are allowed to eat for 8 hours and do not eat anything for 16 hours. This method is very simple. Do not eat anything after dinner and skip breakfast the next day. 24-hour fasting diet: For one or two days a week, you fast for a full 24 hours, that is, you do not eat anything after dinner tonight until tomorrow night. For the remaining days of the week, you can normally receive calories. Fasting diet 5 to 2: For 5 days a week, your meals are regular and for the remaining two days of the week, increase your calorie intake to 500 to 600.
5 important benefits of fasting diets
1- Weight loss is one of the most important benefits of fasting diet, burning fat and helping to lose extra pounds. In fact, many people prefer a fasting diet to other diets because they do not need to measure food and follow a hot calorie diet.
Low blood sugar When you eat, the body uses glucose, or sugar, as the main source of energy, and whatever is left of glucose is stored in the muscles and liver as glycogen.
Heart Health One of the most amazing benefits of a fasting diet is improving heart health. This diet lowers the level of good HDL cholesterol and also lowers cholesterol and triglycerides.
4 - Reduce hunger The satiety hormone is produced by fat cells and sends a signal to tell us to stop eating. When you are hungry, leptin decreases and satiety hormone increases.
5 - Increase in growth hormone levels With fasting diet, growth hormone levels increase up to 5 times. This is very important for reducing fat and building muscle.
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