Before deciding to pick a diet plan it’s important to know as much benefits as possible. There are many diet plans with amazing benefits but intermittent fasting is perhaps one of the best plans to follow. Here are a couple of points about intermittent fasting health benefits.
- Reduces overall body fat
- Increases overall muscle size
- Stabilizes insulin levels
- Preserves all of your muscle
- Increase in the human growth hormone (HGH)
- Overall brain function improves
- Improves sleeping disorder issues
- Stops fat cells from growing and spreading
- Decreases cravings throughout the day
- Energy increases after 7 days of fasting
- Reduces blood pressure
- Decreases cholesterol
- Easier to improve your metabolism
There are additional benefits on intermittent fasting. The benefits that are listed above are facts that have been studied and tested by dieticians, personal trainers, and scientists. Most of the benefits above will be explained and proven below on how they work.
Intermittent fasting Stabilizes insulin Levels
Insulin communicates to the body when to burn fat or when to store fat. Increased insulin levels causes fat development and decreased insulin levels causes fat reduction. The best part about intermittent fasting is that 16 hours of your day is non-eating. After 4 hours of eating your insulin starts to drop and tells your body to burn fat. Your body will be burning fat for 12 hours straight and that’s truly beneficial to the fat loss process. High insulin may cause diabetes, a sleeping disorder, high blood pressure, and obesity. Rule of thumb is that you shouldn’t overeat or you will spike your insulin and start storing excess energy into fat.
Detoxification of the body
Detoxification is the idea of removing toxins from the body. 16 hours of fasting is not only removing fat from the body but removing toxins as well. Detoxification improves your overall health and aids with weight loss. It also improves your metabolic rate to burn more fat then it usually would. Detoxification is healthy and beneficial to the human body.
Overall Brain Function
Fasting helps the overall brain function to develop. Our survivability in certain situations and within the body improves dramatically. It’s proven to aid men and woman with their sleeping patterns which makes you smarter. Fasting also improves short-term and long-term memory. The brain-derived neurotropic factor (BNDF) is increased which also the improves your long-term memory. The overall brain function is beneficial and healthy for everyone.
Easier to Improve your Metabolism
Metabolism is the function of all physical and chemical activities in the body that transforms or uses energy. Usually overweight people have a low metabolism and underweight people have a high one. On intermittent fasting it’s important to find your basal metabolic rate (BMR). People with excess fat usually have slow metabolisms, while people with almost no fat have a high metabolism and are known to be much healthier. Now that you can apply intermittent fasting to your life it’s easier to choose if you need to increase calories or decrease them depending on the type of metabolism you have.