Early studies have compared fasting every other day to eating less every day and both showed that equally worked for weight loss. It did show that people struggled with the fasting days. Not all intermittent fasting approaches are the same. Our metabolism has adapted to eating during the day and sleeping during the night. Night time eating has been linked to diabetes as well as a higher risk of obesity. Changing meal time and the timing of meals, by eating earlier in the morning and at night, significantly benefited the metabolism.
Fasting is a part of our physiology. Intermittent fasting does a lot of for our bodies, and changing to a fasting state helps us burn calories and lose weight. It improves metabolism, lowers blood sugar, lessens inflammation, improves arthritic pain, improves asthma, can help clear out toxins, and can lower the risk for cancer.
There has been reasonable scientific evidence showing that fasting paired with a healthy diet and lifestyle can help with weight loss and lower your risk for diabetes.
Below are 4 facts for better health:
- Avoid sugars and refined grains
- Let your body burn fat between meals
- Consider a simple form of intermittent fasting
- Avoid snacking or eating at night time
Source: Harvard Health Publishing