Fasting and Weight Loss

Fasting and Weight Loss

The ancient art of fasting has been practised for thousands of years. Muslims, Christians, Jews, Monks, Buddhists all have fasting rituals and rhythms. It has been around for centuries. The benefits of fasting are astounding.

It is one of the most powerful tools on the planet for reversing insulin resistance, stubborn weight loss, and has long terms protective effects against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimers and Parkinsons. It helps protect against liver disease, heart disease and even cancer. It helps our immune systems get stronger, revs up our metabolism, and helps increases the natural secretion of growth hormone, making us more energetic, more youthful.

Fasting is arguably THE most powerful tool on the planet for weight loss. Fasting allows your body to truly tap into your fat stores in the body. Your body has 2 main fuel sources — sugar or fat.

Fasting is gaining much attention for its benefits as a weight-loss strategy, particularly intermittent fasting. However, popular wisdom also maintains that skipping meals will only lead to deprivation and binge eating. There is mounting evidence to suggest that eating three or five small meals a day may not be important for weight loss and performance. Food quality matters more than food quantity. There is a big difference between the type of fasting that some people elect to do for health or fashion, compared with the month of fasting during Ramadhan.

Ramadhan fasting is to promote cleansing of the body and mind and to remember those who are less fortunate but because of its nature of sharing and bringing people and groups together, it can become a time of too-frequent feasting and the aspect of cleansing and detoxing gets lost. (source medium.com & gulfnews)

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