Welcome to The Lipo Lounge weekly tip. This week we look at the health benefits and risks from fasting. A recent study presented at the European Society of Endocrinology meeting found that three months of alternating 24-hours of fasting on one day and eating unrestricted food on the next day caused rats to eat less total food and lose total body fat, but the rats also developed signs of becoming diabetic. The data showed that extended fasting periods increases free radical production that damages cells that can increase risk for diabetes. Intermittent fasting, fasting for less than 24 hours, produces no cell damage and also works for weight loss. After fasting for more than eight hours, you start to lose body fat because your body is forced to change temporarily from its main energy source of the sugar, glucose, to the fat in your body. Alternate-day partial fasting has been shown in many studies to help people lose more weight than just restricting calories everyday. Fasting overnight, by avoiding eating in the evening and overnight, is an effective way to lower high blood sugar levels, and high insulin levels, promote weight loss, and reduces your chances of heart attacks, strokes, and certain cancers. If you are thinking about integrating fasting into your life, check with your doctor if you are diabetic, have low blood pressure, take medications, are underweight, have an eating disorder, or are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding an infant. And remember, the best way to get motivated is to see the changes you can achieve...and nothing does that better than the safe, non-surgical, painless, body sculpting and contouring procedures and body transforming classes The Lipo Lounge offers. Call and set up an appointment or reserve your exercise spot today! Our goal at The Lipo Lounge is to offer the newest and safest technology and body toning classes to help you be the best that you can be! And that is The Lipo Lounge weekly tip. Isn’t it time you get the healthy body you always dreamed of?