INTERMITTENT FASTING – 101
What is Intermittent Fasting or as I call it Partial Day Fasting?
In technical terms it is defined as the voluntary abstinence of food for an indeterminate period of time. In normal people speak it means not eating as frequently as we currently do. The most common periods of Fasting are either 16 or 18 hrs followed by 6 or 8 hrs of eating.
How does Intermittent Fasting Work?
Put very simply, many of societies health related challenges are caused by the over consumption of sugar. Too much body fat, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and fatty liver disease are caused by eating too much sugar. Our bodies are literally rotting from the inside out!
Fortunately, mother nature in her infinite wisdom has provided a very simple solution to a problem that has plagued the health care profession for decades and cost billions.
The answer……… Eat less sugar or eat less frequently or better still, do both!
I kid you not guys……. it is that simple! The hard part is believing that such a simple change can make such a huge change to your life!
What are the benefits of intermittent fasting?
If you are looking at this, chances are you have been taken by all the media Hype around the latest “miracle” Diet. To be clear, it’s not a diet – it’s a lifestyle choice!
No quick fixes but some fantastic longer term health benefits if you are looking to lose weight, reverse type 2 Diabetes, alleviate many of the challenges associated with polycystic ovary syndrome and feel generally more alive than you have felt for years.
Sounds too good to be true, I know but don’t take my word for it. Check out Dr Jason Fung or Dr Eric Berg, both very knowledgeable guys who communicate a sometimes-complex area of biochemistry in a very simplistic way.
Dr Jason Fung is a Canadian nephrologist. Seeing many diabetic patients with kidney complications, he has taken special interest in obesity and diabetes. He has pioneered the use of therapeutic fasting regimens for weight loss and type 2 diabetes control, with great success, at his Intensive Dietary Management clinic in Toronto. This talk was given … Continue reading