There Are Many Health Benefits From Intermittent Fasting Not Just Weight Loss

There Are Many Health Benefits From Intermittent Fasting Not Just Weight Loss

Fasting according to dictionary.com is an abstinence from food, or a limiting of one’s food, or eating sparingly.  Many times a fast is associated with a religious observance.  In almost every culture and at any time in history there are stories of people fasting.

But if you stop and think, when we get up in the morning we eat breakfast….or in other words…we break our fast.  You were fasting while you were sleeping.  It is good for your body to have this nightly break from digestion.

 

Fasting Benefits In General:

 

Promotes Weight Loss – The fewer calories you consume and the more calories you burn will result in weight loss.

Improves Insulin Sensitivity – Insulin levels decrease when we are not eating because insulin is not needed.  By allowing your body to stop producing insulin it makes your body handle insulin when needed more effectively.

Removes Toxins and Cleans Our Cells – Toxins from processed foods which are low in nutrients and often high in calories contribute to aging and many diseases.  When you go without eating your body burns fat cells that can contain toxins which are detrimental to good health.

Improves Hunger – In America we think we get hungry but I know I don’t know what REAL hunger is like.  Fasting can help the regulation of your hormones and help you identify true hunger not just eating absent mindedly.

Accurate Medical Tests – If your doctor needs t