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Intermittent Fasting

April 9, 2018

 

Let's discuss the idea of 12-16 hour intermittent fasting.  This refers to hours within a single day in which there are periods of not eating.  For example count the hours in which you sleep say 6-10 hours then add a few more hours in the evening and/or the morning in which you continue the fast.  This can easily be achieved by eating your dinner early (5-6PM), with NO snacks or anything (except water) till the next morning.  You would break your fast be eating at 6AM (12 hours fast)  or 8AM  (14 hour fast).  Intermittent fasting has been used as a tool for centuries in ceremony, religion, and for health.

 

Tips:

  • Begin to shift your diet to focus on nutrient dense foods such as vegetables, fruits, clean proteins, and healthy fats.  Eliminate processed and packaged foods

  • Start Slow-

    • Begin with 12 hour fasts and work up from there until you reach 16 hours of fasting.

    • Begin with 1 day per week, and work up to 3 days per week.

  • Preparation- 

    • Make a crockpot meal, so you can eat dinner between 5-6pm. 

    • re-maderefrigeratorHave salads p for easy consumption. and stored in the 

    • Prep wash and slice vegetables to store in fridge for quick snacks.

  • Drink lots of water, no really more then that.. (take your body weight in pounds, half that number and drink that many ounces of water each day).

 

Benefits:

 

  • Decreases insulin resistance and improves insulin response 

  • Allows your body to focus on daily detoxification of cells, hormones, and external inputs from air, water, and food. 

  • Improves brain function 

  • Improves metabolism leading to better weight loss

 

Intermittent fasting should be done with the support of a nutritionist.  Check out our intermittent fasting group coming up.

 

 

 

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