Fasting

Fasting is an interesting subject. This is something I have done in the past and it has worked. I don’t really see the need to fast for 1-2 days, but what I do like is whats called ‘intermittent fasting’.

An example of this could be, eating lunch at 4 pm, then not eating until breakfast at 8 am. You have now gone 16 hours without eating.

After eating we go into what is called the ‘fed state’, this is when your body is absorbing and digesting your food and typically last for anywhere between 2 and 6 hours. When in the ‘fed state’, your body isn’t burning fat as you have high insulin levels.

Once you hit 12 hours of not eating you finally enter the ‘fasting state’, this is where the fat burning happens, your body burns its own fat stores to create energy for you. This is a state people very rarely go into and it’s a great way to help lose extra pounds if you are not able to get very active.

I would recommend trying this once first and see how your body reacts. If all works out well and you feel fine, try twice a week.

You should always take advice from a medical professional when trying out fasting as all bodies react differently.