This is a follow-up post on my results from taking part in a 21-Day Intermittent Fasting Challenge that I wrote previously about here.
If you’re new to this idea, the program involves fasting overnight for 12 hours for a few days, then lengthening the number of hours you fast over a 21 day period culminating in a 24-hour fast on day 21. It sounds like it would be torture, but it wasn’t.
Quoting from my earlier post on why people voluntarily take on a challenge involving Intermittent Fasting, here’s why I did this:
The science says that at the terminal end of our regularly recurring daily fasts, while we sleep, fat burning occurs more efficiently. However, most of us wake up and consume a donut, a bowl of sugary cereal, some fruit, toast, or some other form of carbohydrates and we end the fat burning right then and there.
Intermittent Fasting (IF) prolongs the fasting time beyond the normal sleep period of 6-8 hours to a progressive 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, and 24 hours over a 21 day period, and by doing so I can boost my fat burning, resulting in an additional fat loss.