Fasting is it safe and does it work?
Intermittent Fasting As part of all of our Tea Bird Tea teatox plans we recommend using intermittent fasting to aid digestion, improve health and allow your body to start operating better. The theory is that by giving your body a break each day from snacking on additional foods you allow it time to rest and process. This does not mean starving yourself or going without it is merely a timing consideration for when you are eating.
Short-Term Fasting Understand that our bodies are either in a fed state or a fasted state. As long as your body is in a fed state, it simply cannot mobilize your stored body fat for fuel. Once your body has entered a fasted state, however, things really get going... and the fat will literally melt off of your body.
The problem is that many of us spend as many as 20 hours a day in a fed state.
Because of this, we can never really get into a serious fat-burning mode. As you know, when we eat more calories than our bodies need each day, the extra calories are stored in the form of fat deposits. These fat deposits act as our energy reserves. If these energy reserves are not used, they simply accumulate, resulting in more and more weight gain.
The problem is that most of us never use our energy reserves and therefore, we do not lose weight. You see, the body uses the food you eat as its primary source of fuel and it only uses your energy reserves when energy from the last meal is no longer available. But in a world where food is cheap, easy to get, and very plentiful, most of us spend our days in a constantly fed state where we never have to tap into our energy reserves.
Short term fasting reverses this trend. When set up properly, you will be spending more time in a fasted state than a fed one, resulting in significant amounts of fat being burned from your body. Here is a shortlist of related health benefits associated with intermittent fasting:
- Appetite control
- Reduced body fat levels
- Healthier cholesterol levels
- Creating a calorie deficit that leads to permanent fat loss
- Reduced inflammation
- Reduced risk of disease (cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease)
- A cleaner, well-rested and recharged digestive system
- Autophagy - your body will “eat” its broken and ineffective cells. These old cells then get replaced with new cells, making your body stronger, healthier and more efficient.
- Increased blood flow to fat cells (this gets the stubborn fat out)
- Lowered insulin levels
Tea bird Tea Cleansing Programs
We have 4 key programs you can check out here;
- 5 Day Teatox & Scrub - https://www.teabirdtea.com/collections/frontpage/products/5-day-teatox-scrub
- 10 Day Alkalising - https://www.teabirdtea.com/products/alkalizing
- 21 Day teatox - https://www.teabirdtea.com/products/21-day-tea-detox-program
- Bikini 21 Teatox – https://www.teabirdtea.com/products/bikini-21-teatox
Let us know if you have any questions or would like us to source more advice and recipes. Enjoy the program!