Since ages it has been believed that the best way to reduce belly fat is to follow a strict diet. Well numerous studies have already slated that going on diet is like depriving your body of the essential food nutrients that are very necessary to keep the body running. So people who still believe that dieting is the only solution to their belly tire then they are unknowingly damaging their body. Dieting is the worst thing you can do to your body because there is no sense in depriving your body of the food it needs to run your body functions.
Most of the people even don’t know that energy is required to keep your body temperature stable but if the body fails to do it due to no food to convert into energy then it can lead to serious ailments. So if you deprive your body the food it needs to run the infinite body functions then you can imagine the damage you are doing to your body. So if you still think that diet is the only solution to get slim then it is better if you try some other ways like intermittent fasting that is way better than strict diet.
So you might be thinking what is so different about intermittent fasting because as the name suggest it is similar to diet. Well intermittent fasting is a not similar to diet in many ways because it is not a diet plan but rather an eating pattern where you intentionally skip meals for a longer time window of the day and eat for a shorter time window. There is a big difference between a diet and an intermittent fasting because one lay emphasis on eliminating everything that has fat whereas the other doesn’t put such restrictions.
In simple words diet is more strict and nothing less than depriving the body of the food it needs to convert into energy to run different body functions. If you have followed a strict diet you must have noticed that you always feel low on energy until you eat something this is because your body doesn’t have food to convert into energy. This is the reason that people cannot sick to their strict diet for a longer time because the lack of energy hampers their life and work schedule badly. But in intermittent fasting the individual only holds back his body for a larger window of the day like skipping breakfast or lunch or dinner or eating after 16 hours or eating only two times in 24 hours.
What this means that you are forcing your body to use the stubborn fat to produce energy to run the body function. In intermittent fasting you are not feeding your body after every few hours but forcing it to use the fat instead to generate energy. When you eat food after every few hours your body takes few hours to process it and uses it to convert into energy instead of using the stored fat but when you follow intermittent fasting you give your body the much needed time break to utilize the stored fat to convert into energy.
Here are some of the benefits of intermittent fasting:
- Gut repair
- Amazing improvement in weight loss
- Mitochondrial adaptions (cellular fat burning)
- An inhibition of Alpha-2 receptors in abdominal fat
- Surge in abdominal blood flow
- Reduction of active cortisol receptors in abdominal tissue
- Huge improvement in health, blood lipid profile and markers of longevity
- Steady results irrespective of the fact whether you are experienced or a beginner
- Notable reduction of Insulin and substantial increase in HGH (human growth hormone)