If your worried about losing your gains, then worry not. Fasting has a lot of benefits for your body, especially for bodybuilders!
During fasting, the body uses up glucose and then starts to burn fat, which can lead to weight loss. So with prolonged fasting of many days or weeks, the body starts using protein for energy. If you can add in at least 30mins workout before you start eating again, or an hour after you’ve already started to eat, then you can maintain your muscle fat, and all that bad body fat will just burn away faster than you can say weight loss!
After a few days of the fast, higher levels of endorphins – hormones related to mood – appear in the blood and can make a person more alert and give an overall feeling of general mental wellbeing.
Not only this, but fasting is actually an incredible good way to remove toxins from the body. A detoxification process occurs, because any toxins stored in the body’s fat are dissolved and removed from the body.
There are generally lots of benefits, including:
- More energy
- Healthier skin
- Healthier teeth and gums
- Better quality sleep
- A clean and healthy cardiovascular system
- A decrease in anxiety and tension
- Dramatic reduction or complete elimination of aches and pains in muscles and joints
- Decrease or elimination of headaches
- Stabilization of blood pressure
- Stronger and more efficient digestion
- Stabilization of bowel movements
- Loss of excess weight
- Elimination of stored toxins
- Improvement with a wide variety of chronic degenerative health conditions, including auto-immune disorders