Intermittent fasting – your path to healthy weight loss and well-being

Intermittent fasting – what is it?

It sounds too good to be true: weight loss, improved well-being and health without counting calories and without complicated diet plans. It also prevents numerous diseases.

What’s up with intermittent fasting and how does it work?

The media says the latest trend is interval fasting, or intermittent fasting. Everyone is talking about it, but it’s actually as old as mankind itself. In times long gone, we never had a meal three or four times a day on our table. Our ancestors had to hunt and gather and were active throughout the whole day. They were able to withstand long and frequent periods without food. With Intermittent fasting, therefore, we live by our natural body clock.

The human body is designed for intermittent fasting; our intestines need breaks so they can digest toxins and unhealthy fatty acids. Gut flora recovers during these breaks and metabolism becomes more flexible.

Newcomers to fasting needn’t worry: the body quickly adapts to periods of natural hunger and mobilizes reserves in organ and body tissue. The energy stored in fat tissue can be broken down fast without any need for a constant supply of food. When we eat often, the body “unlearns” this, causing hunger to feel more intense than it does for experienced interval eaters.

No yo-yo effect

If you fast intermittently with BodyFast, you’ll experience no yo-yo effect. The body quickly gets used to the new diet and fasting becomes easier. And since you don’t have to give up food during meal times, you’ll miss nothing. You’ll just feel better and fitter.

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Intermittent fasting promotes well-being and health

Numerous studies confirm the benefits

For many scientists, physicians, and professors, intermittent fasting is the preferred means of feeling healthier, better, and losing weight. Various studies show that intermittent fasting has a positive impact on people’s health.

Since fasting is an ancient dieting method (three meals per day is a more modern concept) and the body is preprogrammed to live this way, you will feel the positive effects very quickly. Listed below are some of the most important scientific facts about fasting.

Inflammation

Inflammation in our body often causes chronic diseases. Studies have shown that, with interval fasting, some inflammation markers can be reduced. (Link 1, Link 2, Link 3)

Blood sugar level and diabetes

Intermittent fasting combats insulin resistance, which in turn prevents type 2 diabetes. In one study using mice, diabetes type 2 was completely prevented by interval fasting. Mice and humans are similar in fat and glucose metabolism, which makes these results seem promising. Studies in humans show that blood sugar levels decrease by up to 6 percent and insulin levels by up to 31 percent with interval fasting. (Link1, Link2)

Cells

With frequent fasting, body cells become more resistant to stress and better able to withstand illness. The body’s reaction to fasting is similar to its reaction to sports – through frequent “training” it becomes more resistant to disease. Autophagy is also stimulated by removing dysfunctional proteins from the cell. (Link 1, Link 2)

Allergies

Numerous interval fasters report that intermittent fasting has a positive effect on allergy symptoms and intolerances. After a short time, the allergies subside because the body has more time to detoxify. Many studies point to such positive outcomes. (Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4)

Heart

Since intermittent fasting can reduce triglycerides (dietary fats) and so-called “bad cholesterol” (LDL) in your blood, it is well suited to the prevention of heart disease. The body breaks down the toxic intermediates and unhealthy fats. (Link)

Histamine intolerance

More and more people suffer from histamine intolerance. Histamines are found in many kinds of food, such as wine, smoked meat, and canned food, but also in some fruits and vegetables. Other foods stimulate the body’s own production of histamines. Symptoms are similar to those of allergies (rashes, fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, etc.) and often occur after meals.

There is evidence that fasting could have a positive effect on histamine intolerance, because the intestines and body system can recover during fasting intervals. It will be fascinating to read here the results of further studies. (Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4)

Brain health

Intermittent fasting probably promotes the growth of nerve cells in the human brain (Link 1, Link 2, Link 3) and is thought to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. (Link 1, Link 2).

Stay young

Those who don’t want to age fast should interval fast. Many different animal studies suggest that fasting increases lifespan and youth. Intermittent fasting increased the lifespan of animals by 36-38%. (Link 1, Link 2).

Fat loss

Of course, you will lose weight with the fasting program that’s right for you. The good thing about interval fasting is that it particular reduces “bad” fats. (Link)

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

More and more people suffer from chronic thyroid gland inflammation and experience symptoms such as palpitations, sweating, high blood pressure (hypertension), diarrhoea, weight loss, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, trembling hands, muscle weakness, nervousness and cravings. There is evidence that intermittent fasting under a doctor’s supervision can have positive effects on the path of the disease. (Link 1, Link 2)

Muscle Building

Intermittent fasting increases the growth hormone HGH in the human body. This can lead to muscle growth with simultaneous fat loss. (Link)

Start intermittent fasting now!

Research is focusing more and more on interval fasting and its positive effects on the human body. Paracelsus, a 16th century Swiss physician, was convinced of this. “Fasting is the best remedy”, he said. Long-term studies are of great interest and will naturally provide further insight. Best of all for you, you don’t need complicated diet plans or calorie counting to begin enjoying the many beneficial effects of interval fasting.

The BodyFast app is based on all these findings about intermittent fasting. We are committed to bring the best experience for beginners and advanced fasters. With the app and your personal fasting week plan which is based on your weekly results and goals, you will quickly feel the healthy results, feel better and reach your dream weight.

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18 thoughts on “Intermittent fasting – your path to healthy weight loss and well-being

    • Patrick Post authorReply

      Liebe Ute, die App kostet nichts. Du kannst viele Funktionen kostenlos nutzen. Lediglich unser Coach kostet etwas, den Du in der App abonnieren kannst.

  1. Anita Reply

    Hallo Patrick,
    ich finde die App super, vor allem mit Coach, genau das Richtige für mich!
    Eine Frage hätte ich da noch, wie oft sollte man sich eigentlich abwiegen?
    LG Anita

    • Patrick Post authorReply

      Hallo Anita, super und danke für das Lob! Du kannst dich täglich wiegen, aber im Prinzip kannst Du das selbst entscheiden – so wie es Dir am Besten gefällt. Viele Grüße, Patrick

  2. Christine Reply

    Guten Morgen
    Ich habe nun die erste Woche des Coachs erfolgreich absolviert und habe heute die zweite gestartet. Das Programm ist wirklich gut gestaltet und der leicht kompetitive Aspekt gefällt mir sehr. Da ich nun für zwei Wochen Urlaub habe, würde ich gerne den ganzen Fastentag unter der Woche, nicht am Wochenende absolvieren (da ist meine Familie anwesend und sollte von mir bekocht werden). Gibt es eine Möglichkeit den Fastentag nach vorne (auf Donnerstag) zu verlegen?
    Viele Grüsse, Christine

    • Patrick Post authorReply

      Liebe Christine! Vor oder während der Fastenwoche kannst Du die Fastenzeiten ganz einfach über den Button “Zeiten verschieben” anpassen. Zusätzlich kannst Du Deine Essenszeiten in den Einstellungen unter “mehr…” angeben, damit die App und der Coach sich noch besser auf Deine Gewohnheiten anpassen.

      Coach-User haben zusätzlich noch die Möglichkeit, jede Woche einen Joker-Tag zu wählen, an dem nicht gefastet werden muss. Die Woche wird dann aber um einen Tag verlängert, sodass alle Fastenzeiten des Programms eingehalten werden können und die positiven Effekte eintreten.

      Viele Grüße

      Patrick // BodyFast

    • Patrick Post authorReply

      Hallo Heidi, es gibt derzeit keine Ernährungspläne, da du bei BodyFast in den Essensperioden Deine Essensgewohnheiten nicht ändern musst. Achte nur darauf, wenig Zucker zu dir zu nehmen, ansonsten halte die Fastenzeiten ein und die gewünschten Effekte sollten sich einstellen!

  3. Flavia Reply

    Guten Abend
    Ich habe jetz die erste Woche abgeschlossen und habe bereits drei Kilo verloren. Bin sehr zufrieden und die App unterstützt den ganzen Prozess noch mehr.
    Eine frage habe ich mir nur gestellt.. ich arbeite manchmal bis 22:30 Uhr und habe anschliessend oftmals einen kleinen hunger. Vor dem Fasten habe ich einfach ein Joghurt gegessen. Wenn ich einen Apfel, eine Orange o.ä. esse wäre dies nicht sehr schlimm oder?
    Grüsse Flavia

    • Patrick Post authorReply

      Während des Fastens solltest Du keinen Apfel oder eine Orange essen. In der Essensperiode ist das völlig okay!

  4. Julia Reply

    Kann ich in der App auch 16:8 mit 5:2 kombinieren? Mache jetzt seit 3 Wochen 16:8 und wollte 2 Fastentage mit 500kcal einlegen. Vielen Dank.

  5. Sandra Reply

    Hallo zusammen 🙂 darf ich während der Fastenzeit meinen Kaffee morgens mit fettarmer Milch und Süßstoff trinken ?

    • Patrick Post authorReply

      Süßstoff: unter Umständen ja – probiere es mal mit und mal ohne. Milch: nein, da sie Fett enthält.

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