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When you fast, several things happen in your body on the cellular and molecular level.
For example, your body changes hormone levels to make stored body fat more accessible.
Your cells also initiate important repair processes, and change the expression of genes.
Here are some changes that occur in your body when you fast:
• Human Growth Hormone (HGH): The levels of growth hormone skyrocket, increasing as much as 5-fold. This has benefits for fat loss and muscle gain, to name a few.
• Insulin: Insulin sensitivity improves and levels of insulin drop dramatically. Lower insulin levels make stored body fat more accessible.
• Cellular repair: When fasted, your cells initiate cellular repair processes. This includes autophagy, where cells digest and remove old and dysfunctional proteins that build up inside cells
• Gene expression: There are changes in the function of genes related to longevity and protection against disease
These changes in hormone levels, cell function and gene expression are responsible for the health benefits of intermittent fasting.
When you fast, human growth hormone levels go up and insulin levels go down. Your body’s cells also change the expression of genes and initiate important cellular repair processes.
Intermittent Fasting Is a Very Powerful Weight Loss Tool
Weight loss is the most common reason that people try intermittent fasting
By making you eat fewer meals, intermittent fasting can lead to an automatic reduction in calorie intake.
Additionally, intermittent fasting changes hormone levels to facilitate weight loss.
In addition to lower insulin and increased growth hormone levels, it increases release of the fat burning hormone norepinephrine (noradrenaline).
Because of these changes in hormones, short-term fasting may actually increase your metabolic rate by 3.6-14%
By helping you eat less (fewer calories in) and helping you burn more (more calories out), intermittent fasting causes weight loss by changing both sides of the calorie equation.
Why is nutrition important after a body contouring/skin tightening treatment?
Non-surgical body contouring treatments are a fantastic way to eliminate excess fat cells in a specific areas- adults have a fixed amount of fat cells in the body which body contouring treatments aim to get rid of permanently. For optimum results it’s important to follow with a healthy diet and exercise routine. From research and experience, it has been noted that patients who don’t modify their daily routine with healthy habits after “liposuction” procedures will have a propensity to gain weight in parts of the body that were not treated and were not previously problematic. Patients will therefore achieve more successful results after treatment if they develop healthy living habits.
What should I eat after treatment?
A contouring treatment can be taxing on the body and leave you feeling tender, so a body contouring patient will need to make wise food decisions so that the tissues and skin can heal better during the recovery period. The body needs proteins to generate new cells, and eating foods high in protein can help the overall recovery process as proteins are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs.
Eating in smaller portions and avoiding processed foods will help maintain weight with ease when combined with a regular exercise routine.
It’s true what they say! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and helps maintain a good metabolism so definitely do not skip. Start the day with a green tea, rather than coffee as can lead to a slower absorption of proteins- choose a green tea high in antioxidants as will help detox the body of toxins, dinking plenty of water and walking is also essential.
Reduce salt consumption and replace table salt with sea salt, also avoid all processed food, white sugar, milk and white flours as they are likely to cause fluid retention. To sweeten food and drinks replace sugar with natural honey sugar- a table spoon of raw honey contains 64 calories (fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free)
Eating a healthy balanced diet has a positive effect has on our body and mind! Following this diet plan will help improve aesthetic results and help to ensure you do not gain weight.
We look forward to seeing your results! Results can be seen as early as 4 weeks & dramatic results after 8 weeks. Make sure to take before an after shots.
Your body naturally disposes up to 30% of your fat cells in those areas, up to 3 months after body contouring/liposuction treatments.