Intermittent Fasting for Healthy Weight Loss
Intermittent Fasting for Healthy Weight Loss
Fasting is far from being a new concept. For millennia, people have undergone fasts of some kind for various reasons. Modern nutritional science has shown that fasting can have multiple physiological benefits and improve many undesirable conditions. In this newsletter we will discuss the concept of “intermittent fasting” specifically for weight loss, and how one may do this successfully with some help from a renowned supplement company.
What is Intermittent Fasting?
As its name implies, intermittent fasting is a method of fasting only occasionally with enough time between the fasts that it is not taxing to the body. Intermittent fasting means that you don’t eat for a period of time each day or week. Some popular approaches to intermittent fasting include alternate-day fasting: eat a normal diet one day and either completely fast or have one small meal (less than 500 calories) the next day. Also: eating during a 12-hour window every day (between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., for example) and fasting for the other 12 hours. Eating during an 8-hour window every day (between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., for example) and fasting for the other 16 hours.
Benefits of Fasting
As far as healthy weight loss, some studies suggest that alternate-day fasting is as effective as a typical low-calorie diet. Reducing the number of calories you consume should help you lose weight. Research also suggests that intermittent fasting may be more beneficial than other diets for reducing inflammation. That reduction can improve associated conditions such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. Other benefits in addition to healthy weight loss may include healthy energy levels, brain health, and healthy aging.
Some people may be more sensitive than others with regard to side-effects from attempting a fast. Some side effects may include hunger, fatigue, nausea, insomnia, and headaches.
Challenges to Consider
It is important when fasting for any length of time to consider a few things. 1) Adequate hydration, including intake of electrolytes (dehydration), 2) satiety – hunger causing too much of a challenge to proceed with a fast, and 3) lean muscle loss – any ongoing caloric restriction can cause muscle loss. Fortunately, there is help from the digestion supplement experts: Enzymedica.
Enzymedica is the leading digestive products company in the supplement industry. Their products are research-driven and clinically tested to work. Their latest launch is called Fasting Today, a powder product designed to aid in intermittent fasting for weight-loss. It is formulated to support the three challenges in a fast without breaking the fast. Containing only three ingredients: electrolytes, baobab fiber, and amino acids, it is a deceptively simple yet effective formula. Electrolytes promote hydration and support healthy cell and organ function. They are ideal for pre and post exercise or daily intake. Fasting Today includes an electrolyte complex (sodium chloride, potassium bicarbonate and magnesium oxide) plus calcium carbonate. While fasting, electrolytes can help you maintain optimal hydration, while also supporting cardiovascular and brain function and helping to minimize cramping.
Organic wild harvested baobab fruit is considered by many to be the greatest raw whole food on Earth. Sustainably harvested in Africa aiding women harvesters and positively supporting small communities, this fruit provides exceptional soluble and insoluble fiber to support hunger and regularity, as well as an abundance of polyphenols. Baobab fiber promotes satiety – especially helpful when it’s not yet time to eat – without breaking your fast.
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and nine of them are considered essential. Fasting Today includes a blend of these essential amino acids to support muscle strength and body composition, and promote muscle protein synthesis. The amino acid complex in Fasting Today includes a proprietary blend of L-Leucine, L-Lysine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Methionine, L-Histidine, L-Tryptophan to keep your muscles strong and healthy.
What We Have For You
This exciting new product — Enzymedica‘s Fasting Today — is located in our Weight Management section and is free of all common allergens including gluten. It is vegan and is suitable for ketogenic diets. Let Evergreen help you attain/maintain your ideal healthy weight goals in 2024.
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