I intend to review one of the most modern strategies for prolonging life and preventing disease on earth. Our ancestors have been using these strategies for thousands of years.
Recent research suggests that periodic famine activates anti-aging pathways, causes hormonal and metabolic regulation to help you lose weight. In addition, periodic fasting helps prevent diabetes, heart disease and even cancer!
At the front, I must say that intermittent fasting is not for all people, as you will see. However, it’s much less intimidating than it seems, and it’s one of the most rewarding lifestyle strategies you can implement! It helps control appetite, normalizes hormones, increases anti-aging pathways and prevents age related diseases. The essence of intermittent fasting is regular fasting from 14 to 18 hours a day. Since I started a little over a year ago, an average of 16 hours a day, during which I eat 2–3 meals in 8 hours. Some people give up breakfast or dinner and simply eat 2 meals a day. The longest time that will elapse is 36 hours.
Intermittent fasting is very good for weight loss because it has a positive effect on your metabolism. Not all fasts are equal. Many forms of extreme fasting are actually harmful to your body.
Fasting Is imprinted in the human Genome
Our ancestors hunted and gathered long hours between meals on an empty stomach, and sometimes for days, until they took or found the next meal. This has been done for thousands of years and it is at that time that our DNA was programmed, based on the experience of this way of life during that period.
The strength of intermittent fasting is that it moves your body from a sugar burner to a fat burner. Combine this strategy with your burning fat diet and you are on the right track to accelerate your fat loss.
It takes about six to eight hours after eating for your body to burn through its glycogen stores (sugar stores) before you start burning fat for energy.
Every time you eat, you replenish these stock, so to start using fat as fuel for energy, you have to wait 6 hours.
The hormone in your body that tells you to stop eating is leptin. Leptin also tells your body to burn fat when you are not eating. When you turn your body into a fat burner, you eat fewer calories.
How can you tolerate 14–18 hours without food? Well, when your body turns into a fat burner, you are less hungry for food. This keeps you thin, helps maintain lean tissue (and even strengthens muscles if done properly) and slows the aging process.
Fasting also helps to normalize hormones, allowing the body to heal cell membrane receptors. Remember that insulin resistance is a cell receptor problem. Insulin is in the blood, but the cells do not hear it and it turns into type 2 diabetes. Studies in rats have shown that periodic famine helps to normalize hormonal and cellular health, where caloric restriction cannot be avoided.
According Dr. Dan Pompa to bind hormones, you need to bind the hormone receptors in your cells. Inflammation weakens these receptors and hormones cannot send messages to your cells.
When you combine our anti-inflammatory diet with intermittent fasting, you are treating cellular receptors and, fundamentally, “repairing” hormonal signals. By doing so, you can help prevent cancer and diabetes-related diseases and help your body reach its ideal weight.
Fasting can raise HGH levels by up 1300% in Women and 2000% in men
Recent research has shown that hunger increases HGH by 2000 percent in men and 1300 percent in women. Anyone interested in burning fat and reducing the aging process should be very interested in HGH benefits. Here are some of the benefits:
· It builds and maintains muscle mass
· Burn fat
· Maximizes the effectiveness of exercise
· Increases bone density
· It has a strong anti-aging properties
· Improved immune system
If you want to maximize the excretion of human growth hormone during your sleep, don’t eat dinner just before going to bed. Drinking alcohol and eating late at night will make HGH run low. In addition, you will promote fat storage over fat burning. Depending on what you eat, you can turn your body into a sugar burner that depletes energy and causes hormonal imbalance.
Intermittent Fasting Helps you look and feel younger
There are many studies and years of research that support the long-term effects of caloric restriction. Have you ever heard of blue zones in the world? Blue zones are the places in the world where we find the healthiest people that live the longest lives. This is where you discover that most of the people who have lived the longest are on a CRON diet.
· R- Restrictive
· O- Optimal
· N- Nutrition
People in these blue areas are not trying to reduce calories, but rather to eat all their food and eat until they are full. When the nutrient to calorie ratio is high, your body is saturated more quickly. In contrast, the Western Standard Diet (WST) is devoid of full nutrients and contains many empty calories. When you start experimenting with intermittent fasting, you help to treat the hormone signaling pathways in your body and naturally consume fewer calories. It is important to keep in mind that calorie reduction has never been effective in long-term weight loss, unless it is due to hormonal changes that help reduce food cravings. This is where the intermittent fasting takes place.
Why most people should do what they used to do?
I would risk saying that periodic fasting concerns only a small percentage of the population. If you’re reading this article, it’s probably you.
Research has shown that fasting is different from animal experimentation in negative terms. The disadvantages of the study are twofold:
The subjects were naturally forced to give different amounts of calories
Respondents consumed a 50% carbohydrate, 14.5% protein and 1% fiber.
Does anyone see any problems with the way the American Nutrition Society and other institutes have organized themselves there? It’s funny, isn’t it?
Intermittent fasting is not for you if:
You eat a lot of foods with a higher blood sugar content (even fruits) and eat low-fiber foods
When you eat a lot of carbohydrates, low protein and low fiber, your hormone balance is thrown out. Here are the side effects of such a diet:
· You become a sugar burner, storing fat and gaining weight.
· Increase the level and frequency of cravings during the day
· You break down the energy levels
All this prevents you from enjoying the benefits of intermittent fasting. You can only follow this strategy when:
You eat the right proportions of food (high in fibre, high in protein and low in carbohydrates): Protein secretes the most PYY in the small and large intestines, which increases satiation (feeling full). It has been proven that this ratio is resistant to hunger and promotes satiety. In addition, a low carbohydrate diet helps to normalize insulin levels and activate the fat burning metabolism.
Low glycemic foods: If you have tried and followed an intermittent fasting strategy by eating bananas, watermelon and grapes all the time, I would say you are preparing for failure. You can still have fruit, but eat it in moderation and try to keep the low blood sugar options open most of the time.
High quality food is essential: proteins from grasses, fresh water and free-range animals are essential. They should be free from chemicals and preservatives, ideally organic, from nutrient-rich food sources.
Intermittent fasting is one of the most rewarding health strategies I have ever used. If you can integrate it into your lifestyle and follow the tips above, your health will be taken to the next level!
ATTENTION FOR WOMEN WHO WANT TO Go FOR THE ANTI-AGING PATH WHILE PREPARING FOR PREGNANCY
Recently, I read fascinating reviews of the research of one of the most famous experts in the world on intermittent fasting. Ori Hofmekler is the author of several books on fasting and says that women have a small compromise between masculinity and longevity: It Seems that, the same genes that promote human longevity can trigger biological mechanisms that suppress women’s reproductive capacity.
This is apparently part of the early adaptation mechanism to primary conditions of food shortage and difficulty, which require increased strength and stability for reproduction. Therefore, difficult conditions are not biologically appropriate for pregnancy and childbirth.
This advice is for women who become so thin that they lose most of their body fat. I trained with female Olympians who have not had their period for years because the fat tissue could not produce enough estrogen to do so. He continues as follows:
According to Dr. Mark Mattson, a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, women who tend to lose weight quickly or reduce their caloric intake, lose weight, become more and more dependent on physical exercise. Nevertheless, they appear to significantly improve all major biological markers of longevity — i.e. increased insulin sensitivity, increased GH secretion, improved lipid profile, improved anti-inflammatory cytokine profile, improved cognitive function and so on, the main biological indicators of longevity.
For more than a year, I have been following the strategy of intermittent fasting and I have obtained amazing results! My energy levels are at an all-time high.
In summary, intermittent fasting is not suitable for everyone. It is intended only for people who already have a healthy lifestyle and who use tools to improve their health.
Here are the most important points to take away:
Intermittent fasting reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
This does not work for those who eat high sugar foods.
Intermittent fasting results are optimized when you follow a nutritional strategy based on high fiber, protein and low carbohydrate content.
The longest time after this strategy would be 36 hours, but a more common strategy is to eat 2 or 3 healthy and satisfying meals for 6–8 hours.
If you are an already thin woman and want to have a baby, I recommend that you review this strategy between and after carrying children.
The last thing I recommend is to ask your doctor for advice before making any lifestyle changes, especially if you have a current health condition.