I love intermittent fasting! It’s why I’m so into our nutritional cleansing system! Globally, people are still struggling to lose weight and keep it off. Endless scientific evidence suggests that intermittent fasting is a very effective tool for weight loss and maintenance. When fasting it is imperative to balance your blood sugar levels.
Nutritional cleansing includes a specific form of intermittent fasting. When cleansing I support my body nutritionally to rid impurities with a delicious tonic full of antioxidant vitamins and botanicals. This tonic balances blood sugar levels and is great for effective detoxification.
Scientific studies on intermittent fasting have shown that it’s as effective for weight loss as cutting calories. I personally find nutritional cleansing so much more effective than cutting calories. Here are a few reason’s why I integrate cleanse days into my healthy lifestyle.
Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Intermittent fasting ‘resets’ insulin sensitivity. This is an important part of healthy weight loss and management as it addresses hunger and fatigue. Both are two culprits in weight gain.
This may be due to the shrinking of the stomach, causing people to become full faster. Another theory suggests that fasting can up-regulate or down-regulate certain enzymes involved in metabolism which affects the appetite. More research is needed, but there’s no denying the benefits of calorie control for weight loss.
One of the biggest issues with fad diets is that people cannot adhere to them long-term. They are usually restrictive, can leave people feeling sluggish and tired, and often cause muscle loss. The key to weight loss and maintenance is a perfectly balanced nutritional cleansing system.
Intermittent fasting may seem daunting at first, studies show that satisfaction during fasting increases with time.
Maintain Muscle Mass
Muscles require a lot of calories to work effectively. Muscles increase metabolism. This we all know is an important player in weight loss. Long periods of fasting may cause the body to turn to muscle for energy. Short periods (24 to 48 hours) of intermittent fasting are not going to result in significant muscle loss.