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When people hear of fasting they either think about starving themselves or some weird religious ritual. While there may be some truth to that, there is some compelling research to show that fasting can be beneficial to the body. Most involve eating during certain times, such as restricting eating a certain 12 hour block. These fasts train the body to seek out nutrients and will often go after those fat stocks you have in the body to help prepare for the food you will be getting at the end of those fasts.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fasting has been found to have positive effects on body mass as well as other health markers in professional athletes.
  • When your body gets too many carbs and sugar, it can become insulin resistant, which often paves the way for a host of chronic diseases, including type-2 diabetes.
  • The health benefits of fasting are extremely appealing but it is not for everyone.

“The beauty of fasting is that there isn’t one “right” way to do it. In fact, there are several types that are popular.”

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