WHAT IS FASTING?

 

Intermittent fasting involves refraining completely or partially from eating for a certain period of time, before returning to eating regularly.

Some studies suggest that this way of eating may offer benefits such as fat loss, better health and longevity.

It is important to remember that we do this as a lifestyle. It is something you should plan to do for the rest of your life and not just because you want to lose weight.

We created this support group and we are motivating them to practice fasting for HEALTH! It is our focus and purpose #1.

Each person experiences intermittent fasting in their own way, and different styles suit different people.

 

DIFFERENT WAYS TO FAST

 

1. Fast for 16 hours
Fasting 16 hours a day, allowing for an 8-hour eating window, is known as the 16:8 method or the Leangains diet.

In this fast, dinner is usually finished at 8:00 p.m. m. and then you don’t eat breakfast the next day, but you don’t eat again until noon.

A study in mice found that limiting the eating window to 8 hours protected them from obesity, inflammation, diabetes, and liver disease, even when they consumed the same total number of calories as mice that ate at any one time.

2. Fast for 14 hours

In 10/14 intermittent fasting you will fast for 14 hours and have a 10 hour window to eat. With the early 10/14 fast you will skip breakfast and with the late 10/14, dinner.

3. Weekly 24-hour fast

Completely fasting for 1 or 2 days a week, known as the Eat-Stop-Eat, involves not eating food for 24 hours at a time. Many people fast from breakfast to breakfast or from lunch to lunch.

People following this diet plan can drink water, tea, and other calorie-free beverages during the fasting period.

But they should return to their normal eating patterns on non-fasting days. Eating this way reduces a person’s total calorie intake, but it doesn’t limit the specific foods they can consume.

A 24-hour fast can be challenging and can cause fatigue, headaches, or irritability. Many say that these effects diminish over time as the body adjusts to this new eating pattern.

 

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It can be difficult to stick to an intermittent fasting program.

The following tips can help you stay on track and maximize the benefits of intermittent fasting:
⦁ Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and calorie-free beverages, such as herbal teas, throughout the day.
⦁ Avoid obsessing over food. On fast days keep busy to avoid thinking about food, for example catching up on paperwork or watching a movie.
⦁ Rest and relax.
⦁ Be smart about choosing your calories. Choose foods with a high nutritional content, colors and life.
⦁ Enhances flavor without the calories. Season your food generously with garlic, herbs, spices, or vinegar. These foods are extremely low in calories, but packed with flavor, which can help keep you from feeling hungry.
⦁ Choose nutrient-dense foods after the fasting period. Eat foods that are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to keep your blood sugar levels healthy and avoid nutrient deficiencies. A balanced diet will also contribute to weight loss and overall health.

 

BENEFITS

 

1. Degrades or breaks down stored fats, resulting in rapid weight loss.

2. Eliminates all excess water that the body retains in order to dissolve ingested toxic substances and dilute medications or other chemicals.

3. Helps regulate insulin levels thus avoiding metabolic problems such as diabetes or hypertension.

4. Diverts the energy used in the digestive process towards the tissues and organs that need to be repaired, regenerated and revitalized, especially the organs of elimination (liver, kidneys, lungs and skin) that are overloaded by excessive and inadequate nutrition.

5. During fasting, the body’s ability to dissolve clots is greatly increased. This process, known as fibrinolysis, does not allow thrombosis or embolism to form.

6. Helps reset and balance our hormones.

7. In women of childbearing age, it can even help enhance and improve their reproductive health.

8. Accompany a change in your life. By fasting we allow the digestive system to rest and recharge its energies.

9. Teach your body again to use fat as an energy substrate.

10. Fasting increases the capacity of the immune system.

AMONG OTHERS.

 

APLICACION QUE RECOMENDAMOS PARA HACER EL AYUNO

Dofasting

This application will help you keep track of the hours of your fasts, it sends you alarms to start and stop your fasts. It gives you meal ideas, you can add portions and macro count, your water intake to calculate your hydration, it has videos of exercise routines at home or at the gym and contains interesting articles on different topics.

DISCLAIMER:

 

The people who have created this support group are not doctors and we are not here to recommend medications or tell you what you should or should not do.

We make general recommendations and you decide what to do and how far to go.

There are many ways to do intermittent fasting, and there is no single plan that works for everyone. People will have better results if they try different styles to see which suits their lifestyle and preferences.

Regardless of the type of intermittent fasting, fasting for extended periods when your body isn’t ready can cause you problems.

These forms of diet may not be suitable for everyone. If a person is prone to eating problems, these approaches can exacerbate their negative relationship with food.

People with health problems, including diabetes, should talk to a doctor before trying any form of fasting.

For best results, it is essential to eat a healthy and balanced diet on the days you do not fast. If necessary, you can seek professional help to customize an intermittent fasting plan and avoid inconvenience.