There are various types of fasting.
I am specifically talking about Intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting is not a diet. It is not complicated and you do not need to over think it.
It is really easy to get started on when you know what the benefits are and how something free and so simple can impact your life.
The Physical Impacts:
Dramatic fat loss if performed correctly accompanied with a balanced diet, and can improve your vascular appearance, hair, skin and nails due to the nutrient absorption when you do actually eat.
Muscle Mass and loss when intermittent fasting?
Certain hormones including human growth hormones increase dramatically to protect the muscles and prevent muscle loss, protein is retained more effectively.
Studies prove that intermittent fasting improves muscle preservation and will not slow down your metabolism as long as you are consuming enough calories.
Every time you eat your body produces insulin. In the presence of too much insulin it is very hard to lose weight. What also comes with high levels of insulin, can include:
Fatigue, lack of focus, memory disfunction, hungry all the time and between meals, moody, cravings for carbs, stubborn fat around the abdomen.
When you fast for a sufficient amount of time your body will go into survival mode , sounds bad but it is good. Your brain it gets hyper focused and preserves the energy and assists in becoming hyper focused
The Cellular benefits
Autophagy it will
skin better, live longer and improve organ functions.
I have felt the benefits of intermittent fasting every time you eat you raise insulin, if you have too much insulin this can cause several health problems including excessive weight gain
It not necessarily focusing on eating less calories, as you are eating less frequent, your body will start to conserve energy and nutrients.
As part of my 6 or 12 week challenge:
I will guide you on what is best to eat (last meal of the evening) before you commence your fast, until the next morning / afternoon the following day.
What is best to break your fast
I recommend a 16 hour fast as a bare minimum to begin. 20 hours once you have managed a 16 hour fast.
Females and Males will should fast differently due to females reproductive system.
What you will eat before, during and after your fast, we will go through to ensure optimal results.
Supplements (BCAAS, coffee) etc? Black coffee and tea is ideal without any additives. Supplements should not be taken (fat burners, anything)
The science behind my findings, my own trial and error I am positive if performed correctly, you will reap the benefits.