Intermittent fasting, unlike many diets can help you reset your weight and keep the pounds off. More importantly, it can help you lose unwanted belly fat that is not only unhealthy, but is also part of metabolic syndrome. Too much belly fat can also result in many internal organ problems such as fatty liver disease and diabetes.
Years ago, before the industrial revolution, there was not a regular breakfast, lunch and dinner. Days were spent trying to feed the family, and it was much more work than it is today preparing and cooking a meal, which defined many of the roles men and women had in the past with food preparation and hunter / gathering. Meal times were irregular, and with food sometimes scarce, there was forced intermittent fasting. Over many years, humans as well as many animals have adapted to this type of eating as being a normal way of eating.
Research is now supporting the idea that intermittent fasting is probably more appropriate for us after many years of adaptation. Perhaps, this is why intermittent fasting in many ways is more effective for weight loss and then keeping it off than most diets, and it is one of the best ways to help us reduce belly fat.
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Follow These 4 Tips If You’re Doing Intermittent Fasting and Trying to Lose Belly Fat
August 23, 2018 by GINA FLORIO
Intermittent fasting has a vast array of benefits, from weight loss to better digestion to less bloating. Another great thing it can be used for is reducing belly fat. The midsection is a stubborn place to lose fat, which is why a method like intermittent fasting (IF) can be very useful.
“Belly fat can be stubborn to lose because the abdominal area contains more alpha-2 receptors that slow down your ability to burn fat, compared to beta-2 receptors that increase your fat burning potential,” Dr. Daryl Gioffre, a celebrity nutritionist and longevity expert, told POPSUGAR. IF lowers insulin levels, “activating your b-2 receptors and shutting down your a-2 receptors, allowing you to burn targeted fat in your belly area.”
Certified dietitian Leslie Langevin, MS, RD, CD, of Whole Health Nutrition, also said that IF “gets your body out of ‘storage mode’ and mobilizes fat stores for energy.” This means that without having a constant food source, your body will dip into the fat it already has stored as its energy source.