Fasting allows the body to use its stored energy by burning off excess body fat.
Body fat is food energy that has been stored away. If you don't eat, the body will consume its own fat for energy.
When we eat, there is usually more energy generated than can be immediately consumed. The excess is stored away as fat for later use. Insulin is a hormone that is involved in the storage of food energy.
When we eat, insulin rises to help to store the excess energy as glucose in the liver as well as produce fat in the liver.
When we do not eat, insulin levels fall to signal the body to start burning stored fat because there is no more coming through food.
Some possible benefits of fasting include:
- weight and fat loss
- improved metabolic health
- increased growth hormones
- increased energy
- improved mental clarity and concentration
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