There are many benefits and reasons why we choose to engage in TRF, but did you know that it increases your body’s resistance to stress?
A lot of us suffer from stress at one point or the other - some more than others. And there are a lot of different reasons that stress can be linked to.
With time-restricted fasting, you are improving your body’s resistance to stress because stress is partially caused by free radicals in the body (the unstable molecules that carry reactive electrons). Long story short, free radicals react with other molecules in your body and change the dynamics of certain cells, leading your body to have more stress.
TRF causes your cells to start functioning by getting energy from other sources than it would if you had a constant food supply in your body. When this happens, your body goes into a survival mode and gets rid of the bad cells and starts to replace them with healthier ones. Over a long-term period, less free radicals will be formed and your cells will be able to fight off the free radicals that do form in your body.
This will keep a chemical balance in your cells and body, thus causing less stress!
Hot Tip: You can change your eating window each day to suit your schedule, to plan for events and social outings etc, although your body does prefer routine if possible.
One benefit: Even if you aren't exercising, muscle mass increases which means more calories burnt off each day, even when you sleep!
Did you know: TRF is a great cure for constipation or irregular bowel movements. It's also great to improve symptoms of IBS.