Intermittent Fasting and High-Intensity Exercise Is a Potent Combo for Weight Loss
When it comes to shedding unwanted pounds and reworking your fat-to-muscle ratio, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) combined with intermittent fasting is a winning combination that’s hard to beat. When you combine these two strategies, especially if you exercise in a fasted state, it effectively forces your body to shed fat because your body's fat burning processes are activated by exercise and lack of food. The good news is that you don’t have to keep on intermittent fasting forever if it doesn’t appeal to you long-term. Also if you are already your ideal weight, then there really isn’t much need to exercise fasting as it will limit your performance.
If you need to lose 50 pounds, you’re looking at about six months or so of intermittent fasting, after which you can revert back to eating more regularly. The caveat is that you also need to pay attention to the quality of the food you eat. Since both HIIT and intermittent fasting help shift your body from burning sugar to burning fat as its primary fuel, it’s important to feed your body the right nutrients. Even on non-fasting days, it’s important to eat a diet that is:
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