Fast Fat Burn, The Old-Fashioned Way
They say intermittent fasting can make your body lose weight fast. They all act as if it’s the latest scientific discovery when, in fact, the strategy could really use a bit more scientific backup.
If you’re a chronic dieter desperate for actual results, or a fitness enthusiast aiming to push your body a step further, you may be really interested in this alternative to calorie-restricted diets.
Assuming you will consult your physician before making any such major changes to your diet, here’s what you should know about it.
Intermittent fasting should not put you into starvation mode
Contrary to what you may believe, this strategy doesn’t imply starving yourself to death but rather becoming more conscious about your meals schedule. Strategically planning your meals, rather than eating just because you can.
Intermittent fasting promoters suggest different approaches (you’ll find more on that below). Still, they all combine a schedule of eating-fasting windows with an increase of plant-based foods and well-thought-out exercising. And many of them would advise you to gradually experiencing the fasting windows (postponing your meals with 1–2 hours) rather than going cold turkey.
Though it is likely to put you into fat craves mode
Restricting your eating windows will make you battle craves, especially the fat craves. But do you know the real reason why you crave fats?
Fat is essential for life, and your body lets you know by making you drool over it. Annoying, right? That’s also why fat tastes so good, why your brain is feeding you with dopamine every time you gulp something fatty, and why you’ve been feeling this inexplicable (until now) pleasure while eating fatty foods.
Long story short, you need fat, you can find it pretty much anywhere, you eat it, and if you consume more than you have to (which can easily happen), your body stores it, making you gain weight. Losing weight is about taking fewer calories from food, so you can force your body to make up for the lack of calories by tapping into its fat storage.