Intermittent fasting is the main element in the Eat Stop Eat program. It works on the principle that short term fasting has a positive effect on the body’s metabolism.
The overall goal of the program is to help people lose excess weight without having them commit to dramatic diet and lifestyle changes that are hard to maintain.
The main goal of the program is to restore the calorie balance that exists within the body. The ‘fed’ and ‘fasted’ states are the ones that the body undergoes.
The fed state is in place whenever the body is in the act of consuming calories. The fasted state occurs when the body starts to use the calories that it has stored away.
In order for any weight loss program to be a success, there has to be a balance struck between the two states.
Research has proven that intermittent fasting is the easiest way to restore a calories balance that is skewed to one side. This is the concept upon which this program operates.