Intermittent Fasting seems to be the newest “weight loss trend” in the media today- but does it really work??? Well… Researchers have found that postponing eating by an additional 4 hours after waking can have a huge impact on weight loss. How you ask? Studies show that time-restricted fasting causes the body to decrease insulin levels, activate HSL (Hormone Sensitive Lipase, a hormone that releases fatty acids into the bloodstream), and shut down glucose production. This 3 punch combination together causes the body to burn stored body fat rather than blood sugar. In a nutshell, restricting eating to an 8- hour window turns your body into fat burning machine! Here’s an example of what Intermittent or time-restricted fasting looks like:
- 11am: Breakfast
- 1pm: Snack
- 3pm: Lunch
- 5pm: Snack
- 7pm: Dinner
Give a try today and find out if intermittent fasting is right for you!
Salk Institute for Biological Studies. “Extended daily fasting overrides harmful effects of a high-fat diet: Study may offer drug-free intervention to prevent obesity and diabetes.” ScienceDaily.