Fat is calorically dense with nine calories per gram, making it a more concentrated source of energy than both protein and carbohydrates. Consuming sufﬁcient amounts of healthy fats in the right form is essential for several functions of the body and mind. It helps bolster the immune system, enhance brain function, reduce cardiovascular disease, increase energy and performance, and is a key factor in regulating body weight. You also need fat to absorb several antioxidants, fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and to aid in the formation of hormones.
Research supports that fasting can increase fat oxidation, reduce body weight, and accelerate fat loss. These benefits are a result of the fasting period causing improved insulin sensitivity, improved hormone production and balance, nerve regeneration, and the benefits of reaching low-level ketosis. During periods of fasting your body’s level of blood glucose signiﬁcantly decreases, which lowers insulin release, resulting in increased fatty acid oxidation and fat burning. When you maintain adequate protein and fat intake there is no muscle loss and you can achieve a healthy lean body mass.
Ketosis is a metabolic process that occurs when the body does not have enough glucose for energy so it turns to your stored fat for fuel. A fasting state begins about two hours after a meal as blood sugar decreases and starts to normalize. The drop in blood sugar causes insulin levels to also decline triggering another hormone, glucagon, which releases glycogen and fatty acids to fuel the body until the fasting state is broken.
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