You can’t open a magazine or a social media page without someone proclaiming the benefits of fasting.
The articles on fasting are everywhere and it’s easy to be confused by the different terms used. What’s the difference between juice fasting, intermittent fasting, water fasting and time restricted fasting? And which is the best? Whatever fast type you choose the potential mind and body benefits are huge.
For most of us though the thought of going for long periods of time without eating feels like an alien concept. So how does gaining the benefits of fasting, including losing weight, while eating sound?
The good news is that you can do just that thanks to the hottest news in the research of fasting. And it is something you can start using this week. Studies now show that following a VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) such as The New You Plan, mimics the benefits of fasting without you having to fast. A bit like having your cake and eating it. Only there’s no cake. But The New You Plan does have Chocolate Brownies. More on those later.
The reason many people turn to a fasting diet is for weight loss, but there are also a growing number of studies that suggest that the approach may hold a whole host of additional benefits.
Here’s 5 brilliant health benefits of following a fasting mimicking diet such as The New You Plan
1. Reduced Insulin Resistance
Studies have shown that following a VLCD lowered levels of insulin and glucose in the blood, which signified increased sensitivity to insulin and a reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes.
2. Improved Brain Function
Along with physical exercise and intensive mental activity, following a VLCD seems to increase the production of a helpful chemical called BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) which supports the formation of new connections and even new brain cells. That’s why many of our customers at The New You Plan report feeling ‘more alert’ and ‘on the ball’.
3. Increased Human Growth Hormone
Following a VLCD such as The New You Plan increases the secretion of human growth hormone (HGH) and the fat burning hormone, noradrenaline, which help to build lean body mass and increase metabolism respectively.
4. Reduced Inflammation
Inflammation in the body is the leading cause of so many illnesses such as heart disease or stroke, and may lead to autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Following a fasting mimicking diet such as The New You Plan decreases oxidative stress (the leading cause of inflammation) which helps prevent and fight inflammation in the body. Many of our customers at The New You Plan report an ease of IBS symptoms and reduced joint pain.
5. Weight loss
Following a VLCD such as The New You Plan will always result in weight loss due to the creation of a calorie deficit. However, because of the precise nature of a VLCD, a change in hormone levels also occurs. In addition to lower insulin and increased HGH, studies have shown that following a VLCD increases the release of the fat burning hormone norepinephrine. Metabolic rate may also increase by 3 to 14%. These same studies have shown that people lost 4-7% of their waist circumference, resulting in a reduction of harmful visceral fat that builds up around organs.
Rapid weight loss used to be called ‘crash dieting’ but recent research shows it can be safe and sustainable – people who lose weight quickly are more likely to keep it off. Following The New You Plan for a month typically results in an average weight loss of 1 stone. NHS England have recently introduced VLCDs as a measure to reverse Type 2 Diabetes, indicating the benefits of The New You Plan go far beyond a simple weight loss.
What Happens When You Follow a VLCD Such as The New You Plan?
When you begin The New You Plan, several changes start to take place in your body. Within a few hours, the levels of sugar (glucose) circulating in your blood will begin to fall. When it’s not replaced by food, your body will start looking for energy in the form of glucose that is stored in your muscles and liver, called glycogen. Once stores of glycogen begin to run low, your body switches into fat-burning mode. It’s called ‘flipping the metabolic switch’. When this happens, fat is released from your fat stores. By following The New You Plan Total Food Replacement option, you can easily preserve this mild ketogenic fat-burning state, without having to weigh out foods or calculate fat or calorie ratios. It’s all done for you!
The New You Plan plan is plant-based, but what makes this diet different to others is it’s all scientifically-developed and clinically-tested so that the body is nourished while remaining in a fasting mimicking mode. With The New You Plan, you enjoy 4 or 5 delicious meals a day choosing from over 40 options (including the infamous chocolate brownies!). Each meal provides scientifically researched micro- and macro-nutrients in precise quantities and combinations that nourish you, but are not recognised as food by your body and therefore mimics a fasting state. This means you can reap the amazing benefits of a fasting diet while still eating delicious meals.
The New You Plan offers a wide range of heavily discounted meal Bundles to make sure you get both the best value and the best fasting mimicking results from following the plan.
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