How fasting affects your body: Positive aspects
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There is a lot of buzz these days about intermittent fasting, but what does it actually do to your body when you fast? For most people, the first few hours of fasting are fairly normal. This is because your body is in the normal process of breaking down glycogen and storing glucose for energy in the form of fuel.
About 25 percent of this is directed directly to your brain, while the rest of it is used to maintain the red blood cells and muscles in your body. Depending on the state of your blood sugar, you will reach the phase of ketosis within 5-6 hours, during which the body begins to use ketones to more efficiently use the energy stored in fat cells that have been stored for a long period of time.
Essentially, this means that carbohydrates (i.e. glucose) cease to be the body's primary source of energy, and are in turn replaced by fats, i.e. fatty acids, which act as a substitute source of energy.
Regulation of cholesterol levels in the body
It is important to note that during the ketosis process, there are several important things that will happen to your body: During this process of detoxification, your body will release cholesterol and uric acid into your bloodstream.
There is a possibility that you may experience headaches, dizziness, fatigue, skin rashes, muscle aches and joint pains during this phase as well. There will be a noticeable reduction in pain, a drop in blood pressure, and a reduction in cholesterol at the end of this phase.
Due to the reduction of food intake, the digestive system has a chance to rest a little bit. Fasting cannot be completely stopped during intermittent fasting - only prolonged fasting can stop it for a period of time. Detoxification of emotions You will feel hungry after the first 6 hours of fasting, so make sure to eat something after that time.
This can easily cause you to feel angry, frustrated or sad, depending on how you perceive it. If you are going to fast, it is imperative to know how to deal with all these emotions and remind yourself that your fast has a perfectly logical explanation behind it.
Rather than taking your frustrations out on the people around you, take a few minutes to think about it and meditate. Consider doing a physical activity that does not require a lot of effort on your part.