While fasting (if you are doing the techniques where you have no calories) your body changes to’weight loss mode’ and this is where all of the magic weight loss results happen.
As soon as you get to the fat burning point of your fasts the effect on your weight reduction will get better and much better. That’s why some people (mostly females) who fast daily for less than 18 hours can discover it challenging to slim down as they do not invest much time in fat loss mode prior to they eat again. The chart below shows how much fat is burned (even if you are asleep!) during the phases of fasting.
Remember, your body stops feeding off your last meal for energy at around 6-8 hoursafter you last ate and it’s typically around the 12-14th hourof fasting that your body starts to quickly burn body fat as your primary source of energy rather of your blood sugar level.
After that your body just has your fat stores to use for fuel so you begin to burn fat like crazy.
If you select the ‘5:2’ technique (where you can have 25% of your everyday calories for two days weekly) try to get to a phase where you have at least one 18-24 hour period in those 2 days where you’re having no calories.
I suggest fasting for a minimum of 16 hours if you fast daily and up to 24 hours if you quick twice weekly for the best outcomes (never over 72 hours at a time to make certain your metabolic process will stay at its peak). That method you will see far better weight loss outcomes.
Remember to watch out for eating way too much previously and after each quickly in order to get the optimum benefits.If you do you might need to reconsider your fasting approach.
If done the proper way, you can see a loss of 1-2 lbs or to 1kg per week with ease.
You can print out a copy of the iFasters Weight loss Chart here You can put it on your wall and look at it when you’re fasting.
For a much more in-depth introduction about how you can utilize Intermittent Fasting to slim down I recommend our iFasters ebook How to Reduce Weight by Fastingavailable on Amazon for Kindle.
Juliette is a physical therapist from New Zealand. She has an enthusiasm for helping individuals reduce weight and has a special interest in helping women like herself, who have attempted dieting in the past to lose weight in a healthy method. Through her research and experimentation on the very best methods to lose weight she has actually ended up being a specialist in this location and likes to share her experiences and successes.