Intermittent Fast - The Silver Bullet of Fat Loss?


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Through fasting we can take advantage of elevated cortisol levels, access stored fat as a means to fuel our body, eventually reduce our morning hunger and allowing us to stave off the first meal until later in the day. And because we are more distracted during the day, it is much easier to not focus on food. However, as the evening approaches and our cortisol levels drop, we tend to become more hungry and run the risk of overeating. By strategically postponing our first meal until later in the day, we prevent overeating and total caloric load. However, Intermittent fasting will fail like any other diet tactic if we over consume and eat more calories than we burn. But if we can keep it in check, we will see our body fat decrease. As body fat decreases we are in turn healthier, not because of IF, but because of lower adiposity. Therefore, the claims that IF prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer are skewed because fatloss is the key, not IF. Once again, it’s not intermittent fasting that’s the magic, it’s the total control of calories and a healthy body fatness that is the saving grace.

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