Among the many benefits of intermittent fasting (IF) is its ability to drastically reduce belly fat. The reason is simple: IF has been shown to help optimize your hormones for optimal fat burn.
This increased burn and subsequent fat loss is why so many BodyRockers have switched to IF as a lifestyle, not a diet. With the help of Sean’s Fast & Furiously Fit Sweatflix series, which features short and sweaty 23 minute workouts perfect for people who are fasting, as well as the companion ebook (complete with IF science, tips and recipes), our #FitFam is dropping fat, gaining muscle and getting in fierce shape, fast.
And those #abgoals being crushed? That’s just icing on the cake. (Did we mention you can eat cake, and just about anything you want, when you IF? Seriously, learn more about the benefits of intermittent fasting here.)
Let’s get to how intermittent fasting reduces belly fat.
Benefits of Intermittent Fasting: 3 Ways Intermittent Fasting Blasts Belly Flat
Insulin + IF
Intermittent fasting helps regulate insulin response. Insulin encourages the storage of energy. When we eat, our insulin levels increase and fat is held in our fat cells as our body uses the glucose in the bloodstream. During this stage of insulin influx, fat cannot leave the cells. However, when you fast, you lower insulin, thereby increasing the rate of fat breakdown, also called lipolysis.
Muscle + IF
IF helps you build more muscle, which will in turn blast more fat from everywhere in your body--including your belly. Thank the fact that IF boosts human growth hormone by up to five times. In addition to further encouraging the fat burning process, an increased level of human growth hormone will support major muscle gains. More so than with traditional eating patterns.
IF + Your Metabolic Switch
New studies reveal how IF can flip your metabolic switching, allowing your body to more adeptly shift metabolism from fat storage to fat burning via fatty acid oxidation and fatty-acid derived ketones, which also serves to preserve muscle mass and function.
Are you game to try IF? Sweet! Use code FASTED30 for 30% off the Fast & Furiously Fit ebook, and if you’re not already a member, sign up for Sweatflix. You can get one month free, or if you’re ready to lose the fat for good, score 50% off a membership for 3 months with promo code 50OFF.Join our Insider’s Group for IF support. Oodles of our members do it and can testify first-hand to the benefits of intermittent fasting. See how IF works in real life, with real people, and then start seeing the amazing changes for yourself.