More and more nutrition experts and dieters are slowly finding out one ultimate truth, and that is that most diet programs and nutrition plans out there are really fundamentally flawed. They all assume that you need to eat specific foods in specific time intervals to lose weight, while the basic formula of weight loss really is “The less food you put in your stomach, the less will stay there”. So, the easiest and fastest way to lose weight really is to eat less, and one of the more practical ways to accomplish that is fasting. Humans have been fasting for thousands of years for various health and religious reasons, and if you are thinking about using the health benefits of fasting to help with your weight loss, the main idea to keep in mind is that you should really be using intermittent fasting to accelerate weight loss. So intermittent fasting is really best used when you reach a weight loss plateau, or want to give your regular died an extra kick. Additionally, fasting is really simple and can help you detox, give your digestive tract a much needed break and reset the metabolism that’s been getting in a rut lately.

The main idea behind intermittent fasting is to think of it as a break that you can take between regular meals. You can use intermittent fasting as a way to make your body start burning fat by building up hunger, or just as a quick and dirty detox treatment. Intermittent fasting is also a great way to compensate for overeating that usually takes place during the holidays, birthdays and other special occasions, when most of us, no matter how good our usual diet is will tend to slip up and overeat on bad and calorie rich foods.

The easiest way to accomplish an intermittent fasting cycle based diet is to not follow the usual three to five meals per day pattern that most people live buy. If you think about it, there’s really no reason to eat every few hours, and eating constantly will just make it easy to overeat. The fact is, man never evolved to eat that often, and most modern man eat so often that most of us have really forgotten how hunger feels like. So to put your metabolism back into order, and also in order to trigger fat burning processes in your body to help you with weight loss, you can try intermittent fasting. The easiest way to accomplish this is to have an early supper, and not eat again before going to bed. Upon waking up the next day, you would not consume your first meal until later than usual, often after 13h. This way, you use the time spent asleep as the central portion of your fast, and quite easily eschew eating for a minimum of fourteen to sixteen hours. This window of time has been empirically shown to provide the best effects with the least effort, and it’s pretty easy to maintain it as well.

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