The benefits of fasting without all the constraints. This is the best of fasting (intermittent fasting in English), a very flexible program that skillfully combines complete calorie restrictions and gourmet meals. The result is weight loss and Olympic form.

What does the Fasting method consist of?

How to get started with intermittent fasting? Do not eat anything (but continue to drink especially) for a determined period, according to the chosen formula. However, it also means reducing the period of nutrition and the number of meals. In addition, eat better, without excluding food groups. Some adopt fasting almost every day of the year. Others organize occasional cures over one or more weeks (in spring, for example), or reserve fasting for weekends. No problem, because one of the great qualities of the program is its flexibility.

Determine the duration of the fast and the frequency of meals

In addition, adapt them according to lifestyle and habits. The most frequent fasting, 8/16, involves a 16 hour fast, usually followed by two meals. However, there are many other formulas, which can answer the problems of each one.

2) Start with a period of adaptation

Putting the fasting in place very gradually helps the body to get used to it little by little. Less sugars, fewer meals, a few short periods of fasting… Good to know: the alternating period of fasting-meal is far from being unknown. The body goes through it every night, and it’s going very well!

3) Drink water very regularly

To allow the body to eliminate waste linked to the combustion of fat reserves. We also know that the feeling of hunger is often due to a phenomenon of dehydration. The instruction: always have a bottle of water nearby.

4) Eat your fill

By favoring the right nutrients (complex carbohydrates, vegetables, good fats, etc.). And while remaining free to choose its menus, including desserts.

5) Exercise

With moderation. According to JB Rives (author of Le Fasting, Thierry Soccer editions), the solution is not always to do more, but just what is needed. Moving every day and doing one hour of sport per week would be enough to obtain satisfactory results and preserve the metabolism.

Why does fasting work?

Because reducing the number of meals, no longer snacking or eating in the slightest hunger pangs makes it possible to absorb fewer calories in total. This rhythm would also be better suited to our actual physiological needs. As proof, our ancestors, the hunter-gatherers who did not munch on cereals when they got out of bed and only ate their first meal in the middle of the day. Literally, to have a meal does mean to break the fast.

Because fasting puts the body in fat burning mode. After several hours without food intake, the blood sugar level drops (supporting analyzes), the insulin peaks disappear and glucagon takes over. Also produced by the pancreas, this hormone has the role of maintaining a minimum level of sugar in the blood to nourish the organs, in the absence of food intake. When stores are depleted, glucagon draws fat from adipose tissue to convert it into energy. In short, the more glucagon secretes the pancreas, the extra pounds fly away.

Because fasting is an adaptable formula and not complicated to follow. A la carte hours, zero deprivation during meals (we are not talking about kebab but healthy food), free menus with cheese and desserts. Life can go on normally, with family, at restaurants or with friends. Because, apart from weight loss, other positive effects are quickly noticeable and favor the continuation of the experience. Indeed, in addition to regulating insulin levels and reducing fat mass, the metabolism works wonderfully. We feel in great shape.