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Intermittent Fasting for Women?

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What’s up with intermittent fasting, the new (but actually very ancient) method of weight loss that’s taking over the internet? Does it work for women? Why is it that women are always told it's harder for them to lose weight than men? Is that true? Want to know the best way to safely intermittently fast? Sounds like a lot of questions need answering, which is why I’m glad you’re here. <h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">What is Intermittent Fasting?</p></h4> <div class="text-center my-5"> <img class="img-fluid w-md-75" src="https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wm-wmade-static-media/media/public/Assets/Pocket-Watch.jpg" alt="Pocket Watch"> </div> Let’s start with what it’s not: it’s not a diet. It’s a lifestyle choice that changes when you eat as opposed to what. And odds are you know someone who has tried or is trying **<a target="_blank" href="https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/intermittent-fasting-for-women#what-it-is">intermittent fasting</a>** in their weight loss plan. But maybe you have no idea what it is or why it’s good for you, or even if it’ll work for you? Well, contrary to the recent spike in popularity, intermittent fasting has been around for...ever. But why is it just now getting all this recognition? It’s because health experts are finally recognizing how natural and beneficial this approach to weight loss is. What it is: **<a target="_blank" href="https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/healthtrending/i-fasted-for-16-hours-a-day-for-6-months-and-this-is-what-happened/ar-AAqjhZB">Fasting for 12-24 hours at a time</a>**, instead of fasting for multiple days straight * **Eating your normal foods** during the days in-between your fast days * **Kickstarting your body** into a purified, more efficient fat burning machine We’ll get into how to be successful at intermittent fasting in just a second. But first, aren’t you wondering why this works more than just a simple diet or cutting back how much you eat? I know, the name threw me off too, so let me explain... <h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Benefits of Fasting...Intermittently</p></h4> Since the beginning of time, animals and people ate by hunting meat and gathering things like berries and nuts. And what did they do in between the times when they either caught or collected food? Both men and women would intermittently fast. Real quick, compare this to how we eat now… <div class="text-center my-5"> <img class="img-fluid w-md-75 image-right" src="https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wm-wmade-static-media/media/public/Assets/Fish-to-cook.jpg" alt="fish to cook"> </div> Now we have an abundance of food, and most of it isn’t even real food — it’s made in factories with all sorts of engineered ingredients. And most of us can admit to snacking all throughout our day, even when we’re not hungry. And the reality is, this isn’t how we originally lived. Intermittent fasting is our original programming — it’s how our bodies want to function. The most important things intermittent fasting does for your body are things like: * **Using fat stores for energy and detoxifying your body,** instead of using sugar and carbs while fat stays stored (2)… * **Reducing key markers of inflammation,** which is a common factor in various health problems(3, 4, 5)… * **Strengthening your heart health and reducing cholesterol (by up to 25%!),** even while **<a target="_blank" href="http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/the-top-10-causes-of-death">heart disease</a>** is the leading cause of death worldwide (7) <div class="text-center my-5"> <img class="img-fluid w-md-75 image-right" src="https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wm-wmade-static-media/media/public/Assets/women-exercising.jpg" alt="women exercising"> </div> And it helps with a bunch of other things like **mental clarity, blood sugar levels, and digestive health.** The reason intermittent fasting does this is because when you let your body take a break from digesting food all day long, you give it the chance to perform its much-needed **<a target="_blank" href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/does-intermittent-fasting-work_us_5b3a34eae4b08c3a8f6c73d2">housekeeping on your cells…</a>** Things like: * Cleaning up unhealthy cells… * **Using stored fat as energy…** * Strengthening gut flora and digestive tracts… <h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Does It Work Equally On Men And Women?</p></h4> In most people’s experiences, it usually works wonders. The major roadblock for most women is the science around their hormones, and for good reason… But today I’m gonna show you why you have no reason to worry! You see, the female body is designed to be able to give birth to and raise a child. And part of that process (a big part, I might add), is to feed that child! So… When a woman is hungry, their body doesn’t think it’s a good time to have a child, and it sends hormones out of whack in order to not be able to produce a child. This is exactly why women report stopped menstrual cycles and noticeable mood swings(8). <div class="text-center my-5"> <img class="img-fluid w-md-75 image-left" src="https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wm-wmade-static-media/media/public/Assets/Loving-mother-and-baby-playing.jpg" alt="mother and baby"> </div> However, there’s a huge misconception about the benefits of intermittent fasting and if it works for women. It works great if you do it safely. After scouring the internet and tons of research, we landed on this one method to boost fat loss and help women reap the benefits of safe intermittent fasting. So here’s the best method for fast weight loss, available right in front of your eyes. It’s called... <h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">The Crescendo Method </p></h4> Here’s all you have to do… * 12-16 hours of fasting for 2-3 non-consecutive days per week (Example: Monday, Wednesday, Friday) * Luckily, 8 of those hours can be during sleeping, which makes fasting way easier * Exercise 3 days per week, doing light cardio on your off days * Eat your normal food (of course, still try to eat good, whole food) on your non-fast days * Drink lots of water (coffee and tea are okay) Once you get more comfortable – try and challenge yourself by moving up from 12 to 16 hours of fasting or by adding another fast day into your week! You can check out an incredible story and an easy guide to discover how intermittent fasting works for women **<a target="_blank" href="https://medium.com/personal-growth/myifguide-38037b3b1ec4">here</a>**. <div class="text-center my-5"> <img class="img-fluid w-md-75" src="https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wm-wmade-static-media/media/public/Assets/Yoga-Class-Pilates-Fitness.jpg" alt="yoga class"> </div> So, now that you’re an expert on how intermittent fasting can actually work for women, how about you give it a shot? In fact… The **<a target="_blank" href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/a-womans-guide-to-intermittent-fasting">Crescendo Method</a>** is just the *very first step*… Because when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off in the most efficient way, refining your eating habits can only work effectively when it’s paired with the proper exercises for your specific body type! What this means is you need to know your body type, because only then can you discover the specific exercises that are gonna help you lose fat and build lean muscle! Today is the day you stop wasting your time with exhausting gym workouts, bland diet food, and no results. So, here’s your opportunity to take the Core-Type Quiz and discover what exercises you need to start doing today! It’s a free quiz that’ll take less than 3 minutes, then you’ll know exactly how to get a slimmer belly and more energy. <h5>Take the Free <a target="_blank" href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/a-womans-guide-to-intermittent-fasting">CORE-TYPE QUIZ</a> and Discover The Best Exercises For Your Body!</h5> <br> <br> <br> 1. <https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/does-intermittent-fasting-work_us_5b3a34eae4b08c3a8f6c73d2> 2. <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24993615> 3. <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17374948> 4. <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17291990/> 5. <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3680567/> 6. <http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/the-top-10-causes-of-death> 7. <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19793855> 8. <https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/intermittent-fasting-for-women#best-types-for-women>

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