Ep 118 How does Intermittent Fasting work? (part 2 of 2)


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Thank you very much for joining me in today's episode of Simple Health Radio. Robert Reyes, who is the business development manager for Kupplin Worldwide, gets the question today. Kupplin is one of the largest personnel agencies in the world. You can visit their website and connect with Robert by visiting www.Kupplin.com. Robert had a question about a new diet he has heard about. Let's listen: first let me thank Robert for taking the time to record a question and send it to us. Intermittent fasting is one of the new diets that become very popular worldwide. However, it is important to keep in mind that intermittent fasting also known as IF has actually existed for thousands of years. First, let's define what IF really means and what it is not. With this type of fasting, there are no specific foods that you have to eat. Rather, it is based on the time you are eating them. So, it's not really a regular diet where you're trying to eliminate certain things like sugar or fat or protein. Instead, you are trying to train your body to eat only at certain times of the day or even of the week. The theory is that thousands of years ago, humans did not have a regular source of food. They lived in the wild and sometimes they could harvest or catch animals to eat, but not every day. Theories that the human body had to be thin and able to function on several days of minimal calories. Fasting is actually done for many religious reasons, including during Ramadan for Muslims, during Lent and the Christian faith. It is also common in the Jewish faith, Hinduism and Buddhism. There are several different schedules that can be used to promote intermittent fasting. The 3 most common are called 16/8, Eat-Stop-Eat and 5: 2. Let me talk about each of those 3 in more detail. The 16/8 method is also called the tax profit protocol. This is the most popular method. Basically, you're skipping breakfast and you're only eating for 8 hours out of 24. Then, for 16 consecutive hours, you do not eat or snack. The Eat Stop Eat pattern means that you fast continuously for 24 hours at least once a week. Many times, people go from dinner one day to dinner the next day without eating. They can be repeated a second time later in the week if necessary. The 5: 2 diet is a diet restricted in calories. Here he only eats about 500 Cal in 2 days at random during the week and then eats normally in the other 5. Therefore, it is not a true fast, but it is a drastic reduction in calories in only 2 of the 7 days. Let's talk a little about the biochemistry of intermittent fasting. We know that there are hormone levels that regulate the metabolism and fat in the body. The 2 most known include human growth hormone and insulin. Human growth hormone is also called HGH and is necessary for hundreds of different functions in the body. HGH is necessary for children to become adolescents and then adults. People who fast have an increase in HGH that helps lose fat, but also gain muscle mass. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, which converts sugar in the blood, also called glucose into energy in the muscles and brain. They are something called insulin sensitivity. For example, if people eat a large amount of candy each day and consume simple sugars, the pancreas produces additional insulin, but the sensitivity actually decreases. Now you have large amounts of blood sugar and large amounts of insulin in the blood, which is a bad combination. The end result is that much of that sugar is converted into fat. During fasting, because there is no intake of simple sugars, insulin levels drop and the little insulin found in the blood becomes even more sensitive. That has the benefit of burning fat instead of producing more fat. There are also some studies that indicate that cells can repair themselves better when you are fasting and certain genes are activated when you are fasting to help fight diseases. There is a theory that the metabolic rate actually improves when you are fasting. The body has become more efficient and reduces appetite over time. It has been shown that people who constantly follow the intermittent fasting regime lose between 3% and 8% of their body weight for several months. Keep in mind that there will be a loss of muscle proteins because that happens during fasting. There are other ongoing research studies that claim that there is less inflammation in the body, especially with chronic diseases when people are fasting. Inflammation causes stress in the blood vessels, muscles and organs. This is very common in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure. The theory is that reducing inflammation through fasting will help reduce the need for medications to treat these disorders. Fasting also helps him

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    Ep 118 How does Intermittent Fasting work? (part 2 of 2)

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