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Intermittent Fasting : A Detailed Beginner's Guide | Beingfitaholic

Intermittent Fasting : A Detailed Beginner's Guide | Beingfitaholic



Yeah I know you guyz are tired of that stubborn fat and want to loose some weight ASAP and you even might have tried many fancy diets but guess what... they were useless.

But don't worry In this blog we are going to take a look at one of the best way to loose that stubborn fat without any Fancy diet or workout.

And here it is " One of the best way to loose weight without any Fancy diets or killer workouts is Intermittent Fasting "


In this blog we'll take a look at


1. What is Intermittent Fasting?
2. Types of Intermittent fasting
3. How does Intermittent Fasting helps lose weight?
4. FAQ ( Frequently Asked Questions )




1. What is Intermittent Fasting?


According to the systematic study of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public health Intermittent fasting is a diet regimen that cycles between brief periods of fasting, with either no food or significant calorie reduction, and periods of unrestricted eating.

Basically Intermittent fasting is eating for 8 hours fasting for 16 hours. For example you eat your first meal at 12 pm afternoon and last meal at 8 pm at night. Then you're technically fasting for 16 hours every day, and restricting your eating to an 8 hour eating window.




2.  Types of Intermittent fasting


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There are Various types of Intermittent Fasting methods such as


The 16/8 Method

The 16/8 Method Intermittent fasting is eating for 8 hours fasting for 16 hours as mentioned above.


The 24 hour Fasting: 

The 24 hour Fasting basically not eating anything for whole 24 hours for example by not eating from lunch one day until lunch the next day.

Recommended - Do only one or two 24-hour fasts each week.


The 5:2 Diet: 



In 5:2 Intermittent diet you can eat normally on 5 days of the week and consume only 500 - 600 calories on the remaining 2 days of the week.




3. How does Intermittent Fasting helps lose weight?


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Basically the Body fat is just the energy stored by our body. When we don't eat for 16 hours several changes in our body takes place that aid in fat loss.

Here are few changes that take place in our body when you are fasting

a. Insulin level Decrease

When we eat our food the insulin level in our body increases but when we are fasting the insulin level in our body decreases radically which aids fat burning.


b. Increase in Human Growth Hormone

When you're fasting the Human Growth Hormone level in our body increases which helps in fat loss and muscle gain.


c. Norepinephrine is released

You haven't ate anything for hours now and you're body does not have any fuel to burn for energy that is when your Nervous system releases Norepinephrine to the fat cells which break down the body fat into fatty acids. And that fatty acids is burner by the body for energy.

A structured review of 40+ studies shows that Intermittent Fasting can helps you lose upto 8-10 pounds over 10 weeks.





4. FAQ ( Frequently Asked Questions )


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Here are few frequently asked questions regarding Intermittent Fasting


• Is intermittent fasting safe for me?

Intermittent Fasting is a safe practice for most people. However, few people like people who are malnourished, pregnant ladies, people with diabetes or children are advised to consult to their doctors before trying Intermittent fasting.


• Can I have Tea or Coffee during my fast?

Drinking tea or coffee during fast is just fine. Your body still stays in fasting state even if you drink something with less than 50 calories. Drinking tea or coffee with milk or cream is completely fine.


• Is it OK to exercise while fasting?

Yeah definitely it is fine to excercise while fasting, many studies shows that combining fasting and strength training or just simple excercise helps you reach your goal faster.

• What is allowed during intermittent fasting?

You're not allowed to eat anything during your fasting hours. However you can have Water, Tea, Coffee or any other non - caloric beverages. You can even have supplements if they are non - caloric.


• How much weight can you lose with intermittent fasting?

A structured review of 40+ studies shows that Intermittent Fasting can helps you lose upto 4-5 kgs over 10 weeks.

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