Intermittent Fasting

How low-calorie diets and intermittent fasting affect metabolism?

Low-calorie diets:

• Slow your metabolism 

• Raises your set point (you can’t lose weight once you hit a certain point that’s typically high)

• Decrease muscle

• Increase cravings and hunger

• Don’t put a person in fat-burning 

• Ignore how food triggers certain hormones 

• Ignore the nutrients in the calories 

Intermittent fasting:

• Speeds up metabolism 

• Lowers your set point (allows your weight to go down)

• Improves muscle by triggering growth hormone 

• Decreases cravings and hunger 

• Puts a person in fat-during 

• Considers the hormone aspects, especially insulin 

• Promotes eating nutrient-dense foods when eating

Low-calorie diets focus on restricting calories, but intermittent fasting focuses on restricting the frequency of eating. Intermittent fasting doesn’t lower your calories when you do eat. 

With intermittent fasting, when you do eat a meal, you want it to have healthy fats, a moderate amount of protein, and nutrient-dense vegetables. Having a nice big meal will help you switch over to fat-burning when you’re fasting and help make it easier to fast. A great form of intermittent fasting is having two meals a day without snacks. 

Last updated: Feb 05, 2024 15:44 PM