Sports fasting is a great way to give yourself a new boost, to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. It is not a diet. It is a 10-day training method in which the muscles and liver are trained in the consumption of fat instead of sugar (metabolic switch).
To accomplish this switch, you need to exercise during the fasting process. This will burn more fat and reduce excess fat reserves, especially abdominal fat. Over the 10-day course, men lose an average of 4 to 6 kilograms, while women an average of 2-4. The desire for snacking and sweet treats is also reduced, as this is a body-health program, whereby weight loss is a by-product of the metabolic training.
Sport fasting is a particularly good way to improve sporting performance. The muscles are transformed in a way which means they are able to derive far more energy from fat than before. As a result, sugar, which is kept in a far lower stock, is of less concern. The endurance capacity is therefore much greater. Endurance athletes, such as long-distance runners and cyclists, develop a much greater ability to produce energy without draining the tank. High-intensity athletes, such as sprinters, can use it to increase overall conditioning. Recovery time after the injury has also been seen to decrease, caused by like increase of mitochondria in the muscles.
During your 10-day programme, use the metabolic switch products to make the switch easier and more effective. Sport fasting, which is known as ‘the most powerful training method for the body to revitalise itself’ is not suitable for everyone. You will first need to develop a basic level of health, perhaps with a sports assistant coach. You cannot undertake sport fasting if you are ill, or using certain medications. You should also be prepared to continue to exercise after the course and to follow simple dietary guidelines.