You Are When You Eat?
If you want to improve your health, you might think you need to reduce your body fat. When you’re carrying less fat, your heart doesn’t have the same intense workload to pump blood through your arteries; there is less arterial blockage; and the risk of health and cardiovascular complications is reduced. The difficult part is coming up with the best way to lose body fat because there are so many different theories on what to do—many of them with little or no scientific evidence to support them.
For example, one of the recent fads in dieting that has come to the forefront these days is fasting. This diet usually entails going an extended period of time without a meal, and then eating a certain number of calories on the days you are allowed to eat. On the surface, it makes sense: without any calories coming in, it’s pretty tough to gain weight. The problem, however, is that fasting isn’t an effective tool for fat loss—nor is it sustainable.
When you fast, your body does not burn fat calories—instead, it burns muscle. It enters “survival mode” and the energy derived from fat isn’t enough to fuel the body. Those calories that would be derived from a meal and used as energy throughout the day, for example, are withheld. At the end of a period of fasting, you may lose weight, but it will be muscle mass. The result is a body that’s “skinny fat.”
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