Intermittent fasting - is this not hunger?
Fasting differs from hunger in a crucial way: control.
Hunger is the involuntary absence of food for a long time, leading to severe suffering or even death. It is neither deliberate nor controlled.
Fasting, on the other hand, is the voluntary retention of food for spiritual, health or other reasons. It is made by someone who is not underweight and therefore has enough stored body fat to survive.
Basically, intermittent fasting simply allows the body to use its stored energy. For example, burning excess body fat.
It is important to realize that this is normal and humans have evolved to fast for shorter periods - hours or days - without harmful health consequences.
Body fat is just the energy of the food that has been stored. If you do not eat, your body will simply "eat" its own fat for energy.
Life is about balance. Good and bad, yin and yang. The same goes for eating and fasting. Fasting, after all, is simply the other side of eating. If you’re not eating, you’re fasting.
You can start a fast at any time of your choice and you can also finish a fast at will. You can start or stop a fast for any reason or no reason.
Fasting has no standard duration, as it is just the absence of eating. The benefits of intermittent fasting are many. Some studies suggest that intermittent fasting can lead to weight loss quickly, helps delay the effects of aging and even improves your cardiovascular health.
We have created content that will help you understand what intermittent fasting is and how it works, its implications for health, the healthy limits of not eating, the gains and losses of this diet.
I hope you enjoy the material at hand. It is the result of almost 3 years of experience I have with the practice of fasting.