Intermittent fasting


Fasting is nothing new, and the practice of fasting has a diverse, complex history which started with philosopher Pythagoras who touted the virtues of fasting.

There are different versions as it is not a diet, it’s a pattern of eating. Intermittent fasting doesn’t change what you eat, it changes when you eat.

How Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Your body is in the fed state when it is digesting and absorbing food.

In the fed state, it’s very hard for your body to burn fat because your insulin levels are high.

After certain time span your body isn’t processing a meal which is known as the post–absorptive state

The post–absorptive state lasts until 8 to 12 hours after your last meal

Finally we enter the fasted state. It is much easier for you body to burn fat in
the fasted state because your insulin levels are low.

This fasting creates a fasting period in which the body will have to use its own stored glycogen from carbohydrates and fat as fuel,

When the glucose and glycogen stores are used, the body switches over to a ketogenic state and burns fat for fuel.

Basically, when it’s in a fasting state, your body starts burning fat as fuel instead of carbs

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