myFM: Intermittent Fasting

by Lianne Phillipson August 18, 2021

myFM: Intermittent Fasting

It’s not about what you eat, it’s about when you eat … 

Many people think of fasting and then they say - no way. Well you fast every day. Overnight then BREAK-fast as you eat in the morning. 

Used for type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer, weight loss and in particular belly fat which can be a red flag for cardiovascular disease and more, cognitive, hypothyroid or low thyroid and hormonal issues, and studies show and support so many diseases, this way of eating can really impact. 

IF is sometimes called time restricted eating within a time frame or window. Could be 12 hours or it could be more.The typical is fast for 16 hours and during an 8 hour time window.Some take it to one meal a day. Or you can fast for a day or two down to 500 calories. 

Intermittent Fasting canactivate your metabolism. Weight loss or not, no matter where you’re and help you to feelless foggy,more alert and actually more even keeled all day long. Oh yes, and it can help youlose weight, without a doubt. That is likely the number one reason to try it, especially when all else has failed. Remember this is about when you eat, not what you eat. 

The ability to fast is in our genes. Hundreds of genes to be exact. We were built to survive starvation. We were not designed to eat all day long really as hunter gatherers we would have periods of time of starvation or slim pickings until the next kill or harvest. Our bodies can do this. We can fast. 

Who is this intermittent fasting for? Pretty much everyone except pregnant and breastfeeding women, those with a fast metabolism, if you are underweight, have an eating disorder, are under 18 without doctor approval. There are people who can’t get to a 16 hour fast, they just can’t, but can do a 12 hour fast. This is when I say speak with your doctor first depending on where you are at. 

For more check out episode 80 of EAT THIS with Lianne .

The point of fasting is to give the body a break to repair itself. To break down the cells that don’t work well, aren’t producing energy and need to go. It’s like taking out the trash, cleaning out your closet of clothes that don't fit anymore and making room for new. 

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