a lot of people have been talking about it, what is it? what do you have to do? and what are the outcomes? also, have you tried it? has it worked?
Yes, fasting has been associated with the release of noradrenaline, glucagon, and various other hormones / chemicals which can aid fat loss and even gain muscle mass. I would recommend intermittent fasting for weight loss ahead of 5:2 fasting. It is much easier to stick to and is very effective; even for people who don't even have a lot of body fat. Light fasted cardiovascular exercises are great for burning fat, so fasting is something well worth looking into. Evolutionarily, the body stores fat so that it can be used later in times of famine - when food is not available. So, a logical deduction often made is that fasting has evolutionary significance and is the most natural means of burning fat.
I have read many research papers and scientific journal articles regarding this, but none are as comprehensive as this video which I highly recommend that you watch:
fasting once or twice
a week lowers IGF-1
levels, which encourages
fat burning, and can
protect the brain against
Alzheimer's disease and
controlling the levels of
IGF-1 through fasting can
levels of IGF -1 in later life
promote ageing, although
is needed in youth for
It's the diet where you fast two days a week and eat regularly the other five days. During the two days calorie intake is severely restricted. I have not tried this myself though I have heard negative criticism on this diet saying it can trigger eating disorders.
im not positive. But my friend had to go on one cause of her daughter. She couldnt eat for 25 hours and only could drink water.. And her feedback was its the worst thimg ever cause your starving.
Hi Eliza.The 5:2 diet or 5/2 diet, is a diet
which involves severe
calorie restriction for two
days a week and normal
eating the other five days.Hope this helps
Doctor, not daughter. Silly me!