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What Is Anabolic Fasting? by Jm879316: 6:48am On Oct 26, 2019
Have you also heard of one trending activity called “Anabolic Fasting”?

That trend is a breakthrough secret that’s currently making several people appear sexier, healthier and fitting. Anabolic fasting is a method of reducing your food intake by specific intervals daily or weekly.

No more disgusting body shape!

No more pot belly!

In fact, Anabolic fasting is the easiest, and zero-cost tactic that’ll shape you perfectly as you dream of. And you wouldn’t even believe it only demands a reset on your eating pattern. Very simple.

My research shows, that Anabolic fasting can perform wonders on your body system, such that you’d live much more longer. Surprisingly, there ain’t really rules that specify delicacies to eat, but rather a change on when you eat your normal meals.

In other words, Anabolic fasting doesn’t specify which foods you should eat, but rather a significant change on when you should eat them.

The most common mode of anabolic fasting involve daily 16-hour fasts or fasting for 24 hours, done twice per week.

Fasting as you know is a practice that has been since evolution. Ancient human beings, as far back as millions of years ago wasn’t as sophisticated with cooking tools as of today. Thus, many times, what they’ll eat might not be provided, and they’d result into fasting.

Fasting isn’t uncommon within religions. Most religions enact it, believing that it’s spiritually sacred. But, Anabolic Fasting is different due to its purpose and style.

Techniques to Appropriately Observe Anabolic Fasting

You can start right away with various ways. Whichever of the methods still involve splitting the week or day into fasting and eating periods. At the fasting time, you eat nothing at all or very little.

Below are the popular methods of anabolic fasting, which you too can try:

•The 16:8 Technique

Some papers refer to this method as ‘Leangains protocol’. When you follow this technique, you’ll have to skip your breakfast and then reduce how you eat daily to just 8 hours. For example, you’ll restrict the moments at which you eat everyday to just between 1.00pm and 9. 00p.m. You’ll eat nothing for the remaining 16 hours every day.

•Eat-Stop-Eat Technique

This actually involves not eating for a whole day. But this long term fast should be once or at most, twice a week. For instance, you may not eat after the dinner you’d have today, until tomorrow’s dinner. It’s a 24-hour straight fast, once per week. It’s easy when you paint your heart with the beautiful results this will bring to you.

•The 5:2 diet Technique

With this method, you should eat only 500–600 calories on two days of the week, but eat normally the other 5 days. Ensure that these two days are non-consecutive. For example, you may chose Tuesday and Friday as the days you’d take between 500 and 600 calories.

By reducing your calories, these methods would result you weight loss since you don’t fill up the gaps by consuming much more during the eating periods.

By the way, depending on how you choose any of the above techniques, several people find the 16/8 method to be the easiest, most sustainable and simplest to stick with.

Why You Should Observe Anabolic Fasting, and What Happens to You When You Do

Whenever you fast, certain changes take place in your body system on the molecular and cellular levels. For instance, your body system adjusts hormone levels to get stored body fat more accessible.

Your cells as well initiate necessary fix changes to the manifestation of genes and processes. Below are some changes that happen in a body system when someone fasts:

•Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Grows: The rate of how hormones grow shoots up, and increases as much as 5 times. This is attached with benefits for the loss of fat and muscle gain.

•Insulins are Affected: The sensitivity rate of insulin improves by getting the insulins in your body reduce drastically. Benefitially, the lower the insulin level, the more accessible the stored body fat.

•Cellular Repair: While fasting, your cells go through cellular repair processes. One of these amazing processes include autophagy. Autophagy is a process where cells digest and eliminate old and malfunctioning proteins that are built inside the cells.

•Gene’s Enhancements: Developmental changes happen in the gene, and they are connected with longevity in lifespan of such body system, as well as immunity against any kind of illness or disease.

As you can see, the above improvements in hormonal levels, usefulness of cells and gene enhancements are worthy of concern as because of their health benefits. Anabolic fasting is indeed a gem.

Exceptions: When Anabolic Fasting Can be Poisonous for You

In case you have a health issue, you should ask your doctor before trying Anabolic fasting at all. Because our bodies are different. If you are diabetic; with blood sugar level instability; with low blood pressure; with history of eating disorders; a woman who is trying to conceive; a woman with a history of amenorrhea; pregnant or breastfeeding, kindly see your doctor first and ask.


Anabolic fasting wouldn’t be a necessary decision if you are actually underweight. In fact, I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone who is underweight.

Finally, we both know that the only side effect of this Anabolic fasting is hunger. And I don’t see anything dangerous by not eating for a while if you’re actually healthy.


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