Fasting

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How long does it take to get into ketosis?
How long does it take to get into ketosis?

Evolution has gifted humans with two fuelling systems. One uses fats, and the other uses carbohydrates. In truth, we usually use a bit of both, and the balance depends on circumstances. For example, initiating movement, and short power bursts, like jumping or sprinting, are when our muscles use carbs to fuel. Conversely, when we are walking or jogging slowly, we predominantly burn fats. This complex subject is outside the scope of this article but will be the subject of another blog. So, if you’re that exercise fiend, watch this space.

Why diets don't work
Why diets don't work

We are told that if we reduce our calories, we will lose weight. We are told over and over again that calories in equals calories out.

Fat Adaptation and Intermittent Fasting
Fat Adaptation and Intermittent Fasting

Fat adaptation can be achieved by a combination of a low carb diet and intermittent fasting. Fat adaptation allows you to burn fat and lose weight. Using fat to fuel is a natural process, but may need to be trained-the process of fat adaptation.

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Fasting is safe and is as old as the hills. Fasting has significant health benefits and elicits responses that improve blood sugar control, reduce inflammation, increase stress resistance and control weight.

Keto Diet - A Guide to Ketogenesis
Keto Diet - A Guide to Ketogenesis

The keto or ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate, high fat diet, used in weight loss and some medical conditions. Fats are the main source of energy.

Carbs, Snacking, Insulin and Fat Trapping
Carbs, Snacking, Insulin and Fat Trapping

Here at the whisperer we love fats and proteins, but we especially love unrefined carbs, what your parents used to call “your greens”, these are the things that contain lots of fibre which keep your gut and bowel healthy. We hate refined and super refined carbs. Here's why...

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