1. Fasting puts you in "starvation mode"
2. Fasting makes you burn muscle
3. Fasting causes low blood sugar
4. Fasting results in overrating
5. Fasting deprives the body of nutrients
6. "It's crazy"
Fasting puts you in "starvation mode"
A reduction of calorie intake goes with a reduction of BMR (basic metabolic rate), we at first when following a calorie reduction diet feel tired, sluggish. It is because our body has slowed down our metabolism.
But when fasting, this does not happen! If it would have happened we would not have survived as a species, the cavemen first and then through human history, we have been hit by periods of famine, wars... And we are still here!
"In fact when we are hungry, our body finds ways to give us energy that will give us Clarity to find food, to simply survive!"
During fasting the metabolism does not revs down but UP.
WHEN FOOD INTAKE GOES DOWN TO ZERO, OUR BODY CANNOT TAKE BMR TO ZERO, WE NEED TO BURN CALORIES TO STAY ALIVE!
At that stage our body feeds on FAT, OUR BODIES SWITCH FOOD ENERGY TO BURNING STORED FAT AS ENERGY!
A Graphical example would be the Bears when they hibernate...at the end of the winter hibernation they are all skinny! But Alive!
How many of you have missed a meal any given day? Did you go into starvation mode?
How many of you think about eating when busy solving a problem? Don't you feel sharp with an empty stomach?