Fasting or Intermittent fasting is one of the trends in detox and weight loss regimens in the last year. Its main function is to speed up the metabolism, to activate the processes of weight loss and muscle growth.
Stimulating muscle growth is one of the main reasons why people choose this method for detox and stimulating better results in the gym.
Fasting is a process that activates weight loss healthily and safely to have a nice beach body.
The method stimulates fat burning processes and muscle growth is through fasting. Intermittent fasting has several variations, which are divided according to the periods in which you starve and the processes that cause these periods in the body.
12-hour fasting is the shortest period you can go through. During these 12 hours, you enter a metabolic state also known as ketosis. In this state, your body begins a process of breaking down and burning fat.
Some of this fat is used by the liver to make ketones. Ketones serve as an alternative source of energy for the heart, muscles, and brain when glucose is not readily available.
18 hours of fasting triggers the processes of fat burning, as well as the production of ketones in the body. Under normal conditions, the concentration of ketones in the body varies between 0.05 and 0.1 mM. When you starve or limit carbohydrates, this concentration can reach 5-7 mM. With this mode, you will start a weight loss process.
The 24-hour regimen, which is more important for people who want to stimulate muscle growth, activates AMPK, and inhibits mTOR activity. This begins to happen when glucose stores are depleted and insulin levels begin to fall. And the result is - muscle growth and fat burning.
Autophagy caused by starvation, in turn, causes the body to be cleansed of harmful, old, or diseased cells.