7 Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Fasting is the process of restricting your calorie intake for a specific time period.  In the medical literature this is known as intermittent fasting.  Intermittent fasting can help your body fight off disease, get rid of harmful toxins and live a happy healthy life.

There are several different kinds of fasting.  Each are a different protocol and aiming for similar health outcomes.  These are the three most popular intermittent fasting methods;

Popular Methods of Intermittent Fasting

  1. The 16/8 Method

This involves skipping breakfast and restricting your daily eating to 8 hours.  You then fast for 16 hours.

  1. The eat-stop-eat method

In this method you fast for 24 consecutive hours once or twice a week.

  1. The 5:2 Diet

You consume 500 to 600 calories on two non-consecutive days of the week.

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

  1. Help you live longer
  2. Help you lose weight and visceral fat
  3. Reduces cardiovascular disease
  4. Repairs cellular damage
  5. Lowers diabetes risk
  6. Fights Inflammation
  7. Promotes Human Growth Hormone (HGH)

The following video is a precise summary of the health benefits of intermittent fasting.  The benefits of fasting extend beyond losing weight, and include significant changes to your risk profile for chronic diseases and accelerated ageing which is occurring with the typical western lifestyle.

Source; YouTube 7 Benefits of Fasting that will surprise you

Inspire Fitness for Wellbeing is an Award Winning Gym with Accredited Exercise Physiologists and tertiary qualified Personal Trainers in Balwyn North, Melbourne.  Our holistic approach to health and fitness is focused on ensuring all dimensions of health in our clients is flourishing.  We recommend intermittent fasting as an evidence based approach to supporting the health needs of our clients.