If you’re having trouble losing weight and keeping your energy up, check out this great video from Doctor Oz on how to shed fat and keep your energy level up with Intermittent Fasting.
What is Intermittent Fasting?
I get a lot of questions about whether or not Intermittent Fasting is a type of diet. It’s not. Instead, it’s a way of eating fewer carbs by limiting the times you eat.
To keep it simple, Intermittent Fasting is based on allocating certain times to eat and restricting food outside of those hours. In short, it’s as easy as skipping one meal during the day. By eating only during certain hours of the day, you burn more calories.
How Does Intermittent Fasting Work?
You might be thinking that if you skip a meal, you’ll eat less than you usually do–two meals rather than three and then will see more weight loss, right?
Absolutely! By removing one meal a day, you burn through less calories every week–whether your two meals for the day are larger than they were before. Health food enthusiasts and intermittent fasters often lose more weight each year simply by confining meal time.
Intermittent Fasting also helps the body work more efficiently when “fasting” versus normal eating patterns.
Does Intermittent Fasting Have Different Effects On Men And Women?
Yes, it does! Intermittent Fasting can affect different people in different ways. It can impact women’s hormones more than men’s due to a protein known as kisspeptin, which has a link between energy and the reproductive system. It impacts leptin, insulin, and ghrelin hormones that regulate hunger.
Because women have more kisspeptin than men, it may have a greater impact on changes to energy levels. This could explain why fasting often causes women’s kisspeptin production to drop dramatically and disrupt the gonadotropin (GnRH) hormone, which has been linked to greater weight gain.
With intermittent fasting, both men and women can see health benefits that lead to weight loss and more energy.