Intermittent fasting and lipolysis
Fat mass, what is it for?
In individuals, body fat settles permanently in the body in adulthood, and represents on average between 15 and 25% of our total weight. These small fat cells, also called lipids, can decrease and shrink (and therefore lead to weight loss), or they can grow larger and larger (weight gain). However, be aware that they will never go away.
And that’s normal, because they are necessary and essential for our body and for its proper functioning. Yes, we assure you! These fat cells are our emergency energy store. When it does not receive enough energy, the body draws on this reserve of adipose tissue: this is called lipolysis.
Lipolysis is quite simply fat burning
This natural body fat reduction phenomenon is initiated when the body does not find enough energy in the food it receives. This is the case, for example, during sports activity, when the body expends more calories than it receives. But another technique can also cause the body to trigger lipolysis: intermittent fasting.
Weight loss, cleansing the body, regained vital energy… The list of benefits of the young intermittent is long and quite glorious. So how does it work exactly?
First of all, we warn you. Intermittent fasting must be done correctly, because while it has a lot of benefits, it can also cause serious damage to the body if done incorrectly. For the first time, professional supervision or support is a good idea.
The principle of intermittent fasting is fasting for sixteen hours. Most often, the fast is done between dinner and lunch. That is to say, we skip breakfast. And yes, you have to get out of your head the misconceptions about ” breakfast is the most important meal of the day “!
By depriving the body of food, and therefore of fat, for a certain period of time, we will encourage it to trigger lipolysis, by going to draw on its “emergency fat stock”, and therefore eliminate the excess !
To put it simply, with this change, the body is losing its “benchmarks” to meal times a bit, and it will be afraid to miss it. To reassure himself, he will therefore learn to make better use of his energy reserves. And that is the whole point: to re-educate the body in its search for energy!
Fast ok, but fast smart!
Intermittent fasting, for it to be beneficial and effective, is necessarily accompanied by a balanced diet during meal times. It will be necessary to pay attention to their composition, so that the body receives quality nutrients. So, in addition to weight loss, fasting will cause a deep cleansing of the body, eliminate accumulated toxins , and trigger a return of our metabolic parameters to normal levels.