The 5:2 Diet Isn’t For Me But Has Proven Benefits
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Similar to the alternate-day diet and the 80:20 diets favoured by A-listers such as supermodel Miranda Kerr, the 5:2 plan promises to be the easiest fasting regime to adapt into your regular lifestyle.
Editor’s Note: I have to say that the documentary “Eat, Fast & live Longer” had a phenomenal effect on my views of fasting overall and especially intermittent fasting. After watching this video I truly began to understand the effects of insulin-like growth factor and how it plays a part in our early growth and our late demise. We all naturally produce a growth hormone called IGF-1 and while it’s great at keeping the body on the go, in later life it can also speed up the aging process and the onset of crippling age-related diseases.
When we fast, IGF-1 production is blunted, and our bodies go into ‘repair’ mode, giving cells time to rebuild themselves more effectively. I personally follow the Lean Gains Method of fasting created by Martin Berkhan because it fits my lifestyle better and I don’t like the idea of have two extremely low calorie days per week, but I’m not knocking it at all. It works for many people. This video shows how intermittent fasting:
- Burns fat at a higher rate than normal eating patterns.
- Boosts your mood and increases focus levels.
- Prolongs health and even lifespan.
- Slows the aging process down.
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