Why Does Fasting Work So Well?
Reason #1: Reduced Hunger
The science shows that when fasting, the hunger hormone ghrelin peaks around 12 hours, then drops. Where most other diets leave you more hungry, fasting actually reduces hunger when done right. It sounds crazy, but it's true.
Reason #2: Increased Metabolism
Where most standard calorie deficit diets have a negative impact on your metabolism, fasting has the opposite effect. The research is showing that with the right fasting length, your resting energy expenditure increases rather than decreases. That means more calories burned with less effort.
Reason #3: Regulated Insulin
When you eat food, your body releases insulin to push glucose into your cells. During the process of insulin release, fat-burning in the body is stopped. When fasting, insulin has the chance to regulate, which provides the body more opportunity to consistently burn fat.
My Favorite Reason: Freedom
Every other diet requires more time and energy on your part, whether it's choosing foods, cooking, or sitting down to eat. With fasting, you use less time, spend less money, and develop the discipline and control to be free from food addiction.. forever. And the best part? You don't have to cut out a single food.