INTERMITTENT FASTING




What is Intermittent Fasting?

· Intermittent Fasting, that is, is a nutrition model that is switched between intermittent nutrition, nutrition, and fasting periods.

· This nutrition model has been applied in the world from an early age.

· Intermittent Nutrition is a model rather than dietary restrictions.

· However, there are some rules to be considered in this nutrition model even though there are no direct food restrictions.

· It is necessary to reduce carbohydrate sources such as pasta, bread, and potatoes.

· Instead, nutrients that should be present in a healthy diet are recommended, such as eggs, avocados, green vegetables, oilseeds.

· Unsweetened tea, herbal teas, and plain coffees are free during fasting periods. The amount of water consumption needed must be drunk.



What Happens to Our Body in Intermittent Fasting?

Glucose is stored as glycogen in the body. Glycogens stored in the body are consumed during fasting for 8-12 hours. However, since the individuals who eat frequently will constantly store glycogen, the glycogen reserve will never be exhausted. The body will only try to burn glycogen stores instead of burning fat to gain energy. Intermittent Fasting prevents this from happening, so the body can burn energy and fat. Later, weight loss occurs.



In the intermittent nutrition model, a few basic metabolic changes that define the starvation period are observed. These metabolic changes;