True be told, everybody want to achieve fast weight loss, better health, and increased in fitness levels. Tell me who does not want to lose weight? All of us do want to shed a few pounds. Almost every second person wants to change the way they look. (Please always love yourself for who you are because you are special no matter what😚😚)
This makes us want to try new methods the moment we hear about something new online. This lead to the weightloss trend called intermittent fasting.
My question is would want to to go through all that fasting thing because you want to loss weight, how will you even loss weight if you body isn’t getting enough nutrient to back it up.
You might have come across some ” Too Good To Be True ” benefit of Intermittent fasting like :
*Increased Fatty Acid Oxidation (Body burns more fat as energy, leading to fast weight loss)
*Increased Cell Resistance (Slowed down ageing process, improved immunity)
*Increased Insulin Sensitivity (Less fluctuation in blood sugar levels, more constant energy & mood levels)
*Reduced Cortisol Production (Lower stress levels)
*Reduced Inflammation (Faster body healing, repair, and recovery)
*Reduced Cancer Cells proliferation Rate (Reduced incidence of several types of cancer)
*Reduced Cognitive Decline for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease
*Reduced Incidence of Heart Disease.
And you know you have to do regular fasts of 14+ hours for women, and 16+ hours for men to achieve that. Wow!!!! Who would want to go through that (yeah I know a lot of desperate people) don’t let your desperation lead you to develop other health issues. ( i won’t advice you to get those worm in your stomach offended ) NEVER SKIP MEALS. People who skip meals, especially breakfast, tell their body to store fat. Give priority to breakfast, a snack 2 hours before you exercise and a meal after you exercise, will burn more calories with a boosted metabolism.
The other problem is that when you go without food, you feel like a crap (No offense please) As soon as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) sets in, your energy drops and you get cranky. Who would want to feel that way. NO!!!! “Yeah”, I thought, “You know what? Screw this fasting thing. We all love food so much, and this intermittent fasting is crazy anyways”.
Best Option For Weight loss
You can follow the 40/40/20 rule instead. You should have 40 percent healthy carbs, 40 percent lean protein and 20 percent healthy fats at each meal. The following are good guidelines for this meal plan:
1) Make sure at least 20 percent of your healthy carbs are from produce. Try spinach salads, red potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, carrots, peppers and other nutrient-rich veggies.
2) Try to replace some of your whole grain breads and pastas with legumes, such as chickpeas, black beans and pinto beans. Ancient grains like quinoa and wild rice are better for you than whole grain bread.
3) Eat lean proteins like egg whites, low-fat cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, salmon, tuna, chicken breasts, turkey breasts and low-fat cuts of other meat.
4) Choose monosaturated fats, like olive oil and avocado, peanut butter, nuts and seeds over saturated fats from full-fat dairy (butter) and animal fats (bacon fat).
You should be able to reach your goal weight:
✔Without feeling hungry
✔Enjoying healthy, nutrious meals
✔And receiving a community of support.
Your weight loss results will vary depending on your individual circumstances and how much you have to lose. The best diet to lose weight, should includes the consumption of fruits, vegetables and Starch. There is no prerequisite to this except that you need to be healthy enough to practice it.
NOTE: Losing too much weight very fast can be harmful. You need to go slow and effective with all necessary nutrients in diet. If you are healthy, adding multivitamins supplements and exercise is a good place to go.