The benefits of not eating for 14-18 hours a day combined with exercising on an empty stomach;

Dr Mercola HERE explains the benefits of not eating for 14-18 hours a day combined with exercising on an empty stomach;

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  • Intermittent fasting can help you take your fitness goals to the next level, if you’re already on a healthy fitness plan. Modern science also suggests it may be a key to successful weight loss
  • Exercising on an empty stomach has been shown to have a number of health and fitness benefits as the combination of fasting and exercising maximizes the impact of cellular factors and catalysts that force the breakdown of fat and glycogen for energy, effectively forcing your body to burn fat without sacrificing muscle mass
  • Some human studies that have found negligible or negative results of intermittent fasting have certain design flaws, such as subjects being forced to consume a fixed amount of calories instead of following cues of hunger, and using a diet design based on the typical American diet, high in carbs and low in protein and fiber. Fixed calorie counting and the typical American diet’s food ratio are inherently counter-effective to IF and therefore yield misleading results
  • The same genes that promote human longevity also appear to suppress female reproductive capacity. Hence fasting and intense exercise protocols, both known to promote longevity, also lower estrogen levels, thereby modulating body composition in women and suppressing female reproductive capacity