Is Intermittent Fasting Right for You?

by Dr Nick

Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Fasting
Eat Stop Eat

This week we I’m covering the world of Intermittent Fasting. What’s that you ask – in its simplest form

Eat – Stop – Eat

In other words, challenging your body with no intake of calories for a variable amount of time. In my case I fast for about 36 hours with my last meal in the evening of day 1, I eat nothing on day 2 but do drink plenty of water and allow myself coffee and tea but without any milk (or sugar) and my next meal is breakfast on day 3

But there are plenty of variations on this that range from the 5:2 program that has you eating 5 days and fasting 2 days but non-consecutively and in some cases allowing for a small number of calories (500-100) or the 18 hour fast where you only eat food between the hours of 12 and 6 pm and fast the remainder of the time through to some who fast for more than a day.

Listen in to the video to find out what are the good things about intermittent fasting and what are the downsides and what the various types of intermittent fasting methods are and how you might take an incremental step and try them out.

 

If you are interested in finding out more I have linked to some additional papers and articles to give you some more reading

Links to Studies on Intermittent Fasting

Harvard study shows how intermittent fasting and manipulating mitochondrial networks may increase lifespan
Intermittent fasting promotes adipose thermogenesis and metabolic homeostasis via VEGF-mediated alternative activation of macrophage in Mice
Is fasting the fountain of youth?
Study Fasting for 72 Hours can Regenerate the Entire Immune System of Humans!

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