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Today, intermittent fasting is making a commotion in the fitness and health area. It is discussed in health magazines and on television programs, especially on the web. This technique is quite unusual and very much contrary to the eating habits you have come to know and learn. Intermittent fasting tells you to skip meals and consume your calories at a specific time of the day. Opposite to limiting your diet and filling your schedule with a workout routine, this dieting pattern offers you to forget eating your breakfast, lunch or dinner to lose weight and build muscles. Indeed, this is definitely not something you hear every day, but many fitness specialists prove that this lean bulking program is effective and a fast solution to losing weight.

 

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How does intermittent fasting works? Will it affect your health? Won't it reduce your energy to face the day? These questions are some of the concerns of people who are new to intermittent fasting. Sure enough, you might have one big question in your head about this practice. One important thing you should know is that intermittent fasting is not a diet. This technique is a form of dieting pattern wherein you follow a cycle of eating and fasting. In this regimen, you do not have to worry about what you should fill your platter, but when you must consume your food. Unlike the usual form of diet wherein you limit yourself by eating small quantities of foods, intermittent pattern is different. Instead of stopping your cravings, you can eat what you want on a specific time as long as you follow your periods of fasting.

 

But during your fasting period, you have to restrain yourself from eating any type of foods. You are only allowed to drink water, tea, coffee but no alcohol and calorie-filled beverages. Intermittent fasting will not affect your health. The human body can survive hunger for a few days. As a matter of fact, fasting is used as a form of ritual in many religions like Christians, Buddhists, and Islam.

 

How Does it Work?

 

When you eat, it takes three to five hours for your body to digest and absorb everything you have consumed. In this condition, it is difficult for your body to burn fats due to high levels of insulin. On the other hand, while on fasting, your body can burn fats faster since your insulin levels are lower. On a regular eating habit, your body can only enter the fasted state after 8 hours from the time of a meal. Since there are just about four to five hours of gaps between meals, your body has no time to be in the fasted state and burn fats. This is the reason why you gain weight in no time even with harsh dieting habits.

 

Get to know more about the benefits of intermittent fasting here at Jacked Thoughts. The Jacked Thoughts is an informative website for men who want to lose weight and build muscles. On this site, you can learn on how to get results by fasting intermittently in a matter of weeks.

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