Fitness enthusiasts often are talking about ‘intermittent fasting’ when discussing weight loss and fat loss methods. What is intermittent fasting and what you should do to get rid of back fat using fasting method?
Intermittent fasting is effective tool for permanent fat loss, but it is important to keep in mind that everybody should adjust his fasting protocol to fit his individual body parameters to get rid of his back fat as quickly as possible. Results of intermittent fasting are influenced by person’s volume of training and other physical activities, recovery capability and patterns, diet macronutrient ratios, exercise program type, eating habits and lifestyle, current body composition and daily lifestyle. That means you should start with basic intermittent fasting program and monitor your results. Then you can tweak the program to fit your body needs to maximize getting rid of back fat.
The results of intermittent fasting are not limited to fat loss. Intermittent fasting can result also in gain of lean muscle mass, health and performance improvements, better digestion of food, improved immune function. Important benefit of fasting is improved insulin resistance which is the foundation of fat loss effect of fasting and metabolism improvement.
What is intermittent fasting?
Fasting by definition is the act of abstaining from food and drinks or only food for a certain period of time, usually between 8 and 72 hours. Intermittent fasting is incorporating 16-24 hour long fasts of into your lifestyle. It can be done daily or several times a week depending on length of fast. During intermittent fast you are not consuming any food, but you are still drinking calorie-free drinks like water, coffee, or tee without sugar, creamer, and any other additives which may contain calories.
It is advised to start fasting slowly. Initially you should start with 1-2 times a week with fasts of 18-20 hours. For example, you can have your dinner today at 8PM and then fast till 2PM tomorrow afternoon. Drink lots of water during the fast. You can add a bit of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to your water. Coffee and tea is also OK as mentioned before. Then, at 2PM you can break your fast with normal meal you would have at this time of the day just in case you would not have fasted. Congratulations! You have completed your first intermittent fast!
Intermittent fasting is simple, yet effective method for losing fat and especially for getting rid of belly fat and back fat. The only thing you have to do is to abstain from any food for certain period of time. We suggest starting with 1 fast for 18 hours per week and then adding second fast of 18 hours in 2-3 weeks.
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