How to lose weight with intermittent fasting.
- ISBN: 9781614644934 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1614644934 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource.
- Publisher: [United States] : Hyperink Original : 2012.
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Intermittent fasting is similar to caloric restriction, a straightforward diet that involves a reduction of the amount of ingested calories while maintaining proper nutritional value of food to stay healthy. Unlike caloric restriction, however, in intermittent fasting the emphasis is placed on the eating pattern of the individual rather than on reducing the amount of calories of each meal. According to a 2011 study conducted and published by the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois in Chicago, intermittent fasting is more effective than daily caloric restriction when it comes to weight loss. An important feature of intermittent fasting diet is that is closely resembles the dietary habits of our ancestors, who were hunters and gatherers. Before people started to obtain food through farming, which led to a steady daily supply of food, hunting was the main source of nutrition. (pg 8)Although intermittent fasting is a safe and effective diet, it may still be perceived by your body as a stressful event, especially in the initial stages. (pg 15)An increased intake of complex carbohydrates, unlike high amounts of simple sugar, does not lead to production of fat because the slow-release sugar is used instantly by body tissues, preventing excess buildup that is usually transformed into fat. (pg 18)The result is an enhanced metabolism that will lead to a gradual weight loss, provided you do not eat unhealthy food on your non-fasting days. (pg 23)If you feel dizzy or muscle weakness, you may drink sweetened tea or juice instead or plain water during your fasting days. It will not increase your caloric count significantly, but it will protect you from excessively low sugar. People who want to lose weight are frequently confused by the wide range of available diets and exercise regimens. Choosing one that is right for you is difficult because each individual has specific eating habits and lifestyles. Additionally, there are many diets that are simply ineffective, meaning that medical research has not confirmed their utility in weight loss.
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