Train, Eat, Rest & Repeat – Happens To Your Body When You Practice “Intermittent Fasting”

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Contrary to popular belief, intermittent fasting is not an extreme or dangerous form of “dieting.” It’s actually  a very healthy practice that’s loaded with a number health benefits. What kind of health benefits? Everything from reducing risks that are associated with obesity, reversing diabetes, to possibly assisting in killing cancer and more.

What Is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is about timing your meals to allow for regular periods of fasting. Recommendations for allocating time throughout your day to go without food range from approximately 12 to 16 hours. This would mean, for example, only eating between the hours of 11 am and 7 pm, and doing so everyday. There are other ways to do it and we will get to that later in the article.

This does not mean binge eating, and taking in vast amounts of junk food into your system during the times allocated for yourself to eat…

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7 Responses to Train, Eat, Rest & Repeat – Happens To Your Body When You Practice “Intermittent Fasting”

  1. James says:

    Funny you should mention this since today is the Fast of Esther on the Jewish religious calendar (my wife is Jewish but I’m not). It’s considered a minor fast so it’s only observed from sunrise to sunset (and I’m not observing it).

    I’ve heard over the years that periodic fasts can be beneficial as it give your digestive system a rest. I periodically fast for religious reasons and I’ve done juicing fast in the past, but that was before adopting my current exercise routine. I’ve tried lifting while fasting exactly once and it was miserable. Since, as an older person, I’m trying to rebuild some of the muscle mass I’ve lost over the years, it doesn’t sound like a viable option for me at this time.

    Interesting info, though. Thanks for reblogging it.

    • I recently figured out that by doing it on the weekends when I am not working makes it easier and by eating my final meal the night before at around 6 PM gives me an easy head start as I am sleeping for 8 hours. Then I just simply skip breakfast. It is amazing how much fat the body burns during this period. Even with heavy weight lifting I don’t feel hungry.

  2. Oh, interesting! Thank you for stopping by and liking my post!

  3. jayne says:

    I’ve been doing a one day a week fast most weeks and I find I am not hungry at all the day I do it which surprised me, I think it has also helped me just eat less in general on the other days.

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