Being in this lockdown period, staying at our homes, no movement, no physical activity because of lack of gym equipment at our homes, can result in tremendous weight gain and increased body fat which can affect our mental health too.
If you are one of them and want to lose weight in lockdown and stay fit without increasing your activity level.
I will guide you.
To make you stay fit in this lockdown, you have to reduce your calorie intake and burn your fat by the Intermittent Fasting method.
Fasting is one of the most powerful, and natural healing solution ever.
It is not the same as starvation. It is the controlled voluntary abstinence of food for different reasons.
INTERMITTENT FASTING is not a diet plan but an eating pattern in which there is a window where you can eat & there is a window where you have to fast.
There are a lot of versions of Intermittent Fasting but the most common & practiced one is 16-8 method.
In this method, there is 16 hours period of fasting where you should not consume any food except water/green tea/black coffee without sugar.
Then an 8-hour window where you have to eat, in these 8 hours you have to finish your breakfast, lunch, & dinner.
The 8-hour window could be from:-
The very first benefit of Intermittent fasting is weight lose for sure.
Fasting for about 16 hours, your body starts utilizing your fat cells for energy.
Intermittent fasting helps in improving health of our heart. A proper diet in a systematic way always work as a benefit for our heart.
Intermittent Fasting increases human growth hormone 5 times which results in increase metabolism & higher the metabolism, faster will be the fat loss process.
The removal of waste from the cells is increased.
It may also help in preventing cancer.
There are a lot of positive hormonal changes that are taking place in intermitting fasting.
1:- Preparing the body for fasting up to 8hours. It can be difficult for some people to get adapt to it.
2:- Black coffee can be harmful in the long ran if over consumed during the fasting period.
3:- Some people generally get obsessed with food. For 16 hours of the fasting period, some people tend to think about food all the time.
4:- Lack of sleep due to a high intake of black coffee or hunger.
5:- People tend to overeat during 8hour of eating period to avoid hunger.
The best of all medicine is resting (freedom from stress, relaxation) & fasting (cleanse the system).
Losing weight in a month with Intermittent fasting totally depends on you.
It depends on how much you are willing to lose weight and how dedicately are you following this 16/8 method.
Despite of these things,if you go scientifically it depends on person to person body,there metabolism,insulin levels and there hormones.
Intermittent fasting is a completely safe way of eating.
It can keep you away from the disease like:-
If you are able to practice it for the long term, then go for it because there is no point in doing it for 2 weeks, your weight will drop & then return back to the same point.
Do what you enjoy & fits in your lifestyle.
Written by- Manshi Rana