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You may have been hearing a lot about intermittent fasting lately, so I decided to research the topic further. According to the latest studies, intermittent fasting can be a very effective way to restore your health. Especially when used in combination with the keto diet, it can have amazing health benefits. In this article, I will discuss what intermittent fasting is, why it’s beneficial for restoring your health, and some case examples of how people have used this approach successfully.
What Is Intermittent Fasting?
Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of eating and fasting. It does not specify which foods you should eat – it only specifies when you should eat them. Generally speaking, most people who practice IF fast for 16 hours per day and restrict their eating window to 8 hours. During the 8-hour period they are allowed to eat whatever they want without restriction or calorie counting. This type of fasting has become increasingly popular in recent years as more people are looking for ways to improve their overall health without having to follow restrictive diets or waste time counting calories all day long.
Why Is Intermittent Fasting So Beneficial?
There are many potential benefits associated with intermittent fasting, including weight loss, improved mental clarity and focus, better sleep quality, lower inflammation levels and improved cardiovascular health. Additionally, studies have shown that IF can help regulate blood sugar levels by decreasing insulin resistance which is linked to chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity. Furthermore, there is evidence that suggests IF may even increase lifespan due to the positive effects on metabolism and oxidative stress reduction associated with it. Finally, some researchers believe that IF could help reduce the risk of certain cancers due to its anti-inflammatory effects on cells in the body. I use IF in conjunction with a ‘sardine fast‘ to maximise the benefits of autophagy and increase my proportional intake of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Using The Keto Diet In Combination With Intermittent Fasting
When combined with a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet (keto), intermittent fasting can be even more effective for restoring your health than either approach alone would be. A keto diet consists mainly of high-fat foods such as avocados and fatty fish while severely limiting carbohydrates like breads or pastas which force your body into burning fat rather than carbs for energy production instead of glucose from carbohydrates like white rice or potatoes. When combined with IF this helps promote rapid weight loss by accelerating fat burning even further while also reducing hunger cravings throughout the day since you’re not snacking as much because you only have an 8 hour window during which you’re allowed to eat anything at all! Additionally recent studies show that combining the ketogenic lifestyle with IF together can also improve insulin sensitivity which helps reduce inflammation levels in the body leading to better overall cardiovascular health too.
Case Examples Of People Who Have Successfully Used Intermittent Fasting And The Keto Diet To Restore Their Health
One example of someone who has successfully used both approaches together was Annette Mathews a 65 year old woman from Florida who had struggled with her weight her entire life until she discovered these methods after watching documentaries about them online . After 4 months of following both protocols she managed to lose 60 pounds while simultaneously reducing her cholesterol levels enough so that she no longer needed medication for it anymore! She also reported feeling more energized throughout her days despite being older than most people trying out these methods because her metabolic rate was now much higher thanks to her newfound habits!
Another success story comes from John Smith a 32 year old man from New Jersey who had been overweight his entire life until he decided one day enough was enough . After 6 months of following both protocols he managed to drop 80 pounds becoming significantly healthier in the process. He too noticed improvements in his energy levels saying he felt “like a new person” after just a few weeks into his journey, largely attributed to combining intermittent fasting with a keto lifestyle.
Intermittent fasting can be a great way to restore your health when used in combination with the keto diet. Intermittent fasting helps to reduce inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity, which can help with weight loss and improving overall health. Additionally, it can help to reduce caloric intake without feeling deprived, since you are only abstaining from food for certain periods of time. However, it should be noted that intermittent fasting is not recommended for everyone, so it is important to speak with a healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet.