The Intertwining Journey of Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes Reversal
In today’s blog, we will discuss how intermittent fasting is added to the diabetes reversal journey and is beneficial for people.
Before we embark on this transformative path, let's establish a crucial guideline; if you are currently managing diabetes with insulin or other medications, it's imperative to consult your healthcare professional before considering intermittent fasting because if you take medicine and have fast then you may get hypoglycemia. People who follow intermittent fasting get help in weight loss and there is no muscle loss.
For those not reliant on diabetic medications, the world of intermittent fasting opens up as a beacon of hope.
So, what exactly is intermittent fasting?
In its simplest form, intermittent fasting involves two distinct windows - the fasting window and the eating window. Traditionally, a 12-hour fasting window and a 12-hour eating window are followed. However, the magic unfolds when we extend the fasting period to 16 hours, ushering in the realm of intermittent fasting. Another approach involves a 5:2 ratio - five days of regular eating and two days of fasting each week.
Now, let’s address a burning question: Is intermittent fasting a gateway to weight loss?
When we follow intermittent fasting, the hormone increases and due to an increase in human growth hormone, the stored fat starts being used as fuel. So, that's why intermittent diet leads to fat loss, and water loss but not muscle loss.
For people who do intermittent fasting, their blood sugar starts increasing and their HbA1c level also starts increasing because due to increased growth hormone, the liver starts producing excess glucose. So this reduces the blood sugar level and insulin starts decreasing.
So if you want to add intermittent fasting with the diabetes reversal process then you can follow 16 hours of eating window and 8 hours of eating window. So the people who followed this pattern, their HbA1c level and blood sugar levels reduced But it is not right to extend the fasting window too much Because people have increased this fasting window by 48 hours or 72 hours Both their blood sugar level and HbA1c levels increased.