Intermittent Fasting Strategy
Intermittent fasting is a period of restricted eating followed by a period of overeating.
The fasting period is 16 hours followed by an 8-hour feeding window, and sleeping is considered part of the fasting period.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- Increased energy
- Increased fat burning
- Increased insulin sensitivity
- Increased growth hormone levels
- Better appetite control
Because our body is not using energy to digest food, there is an increase in energy through fasting.
The sympathetic nervous system releases the fight or flight response and releases epinephrine and norepinephrine (adrenaline).
Fat burning increases because insulin is low, and Glucagon, a hormone, is released. Glucagon increases fat burning through lipolysis.
Our body has an increase in insulin sensitivity with fasting.
Insulin sensitivity allows our body to use dietary carbohydrates and fats more efficiently when consumed, resulting in less body fat storage.
Growth hormone increases and allows the body to repair and increase energy and focus.
Add resistance and strength training in a fasted state and you increase growth hormone levels dramatically and increase insulin sensitivity even further.
Intermittent Fasting when you workout at all times of the day