Intermittent fasting (IF) is becoming increasingly more popular over the past year. I have my own experience with IF over the past few years.
In this video I wanted to share with you some basics and my own personal experience and results using this tool for improved health.
- What is intermittent fasting (IF)
- What are the health benefits of IF
- How to get started using IF
- My results using IF
What is intermittent fasting?
Intermittent fasting also called IF, is when you eat within a shortened period of time, and fast the rest of the time. It is not a diet plan and it does not replace a healthy diet.
10 Potential Benefits
1. weight loss
2. increased focus
3. increase in growth hormones
4. decrease in insulin – the fat storage hormone
5. give digestion a break
6. decreased inflammation
7. more autophagy – body removing cellular waste
8. Improved focus
9. Clearer skin
10. support healthy aging
There are no long term studies, however there is some very promising research.
How do you do it?
The most popular method is called :16/8″ in which your fasting window is 16 hours, and your feeding window is 8 hours. This will provide the basic benefits. Another option called “5/2” is when you fast for 24 hours, 2 days a week. The added benefit of 24 hour water fasting is accelerated fat burning and autophagy. (explained in video)
How to get started 1-2-3
- choose how long you’re going to fast
- choose your feeding window
- Make healthy choices and be sure to eat enough without stuffing yourself
What you can have during fasting window
- water (no lemon juice or anything else added)
- black coffee
Intermittent fasting is an excellent tool for better health,
but it is not a replacement for a healthy diet.
Blessings To You and Your Health!
Catherine Rudolph, CNC
Certified Nutrition Consultant