I first got interested in intermittent fasting 3 years ago, when I was trying to find out the secret behind the health of 93 year old man, with whom I had a brief encounter! I asked him questions because I noticed that his age he lean, active and well articulated. He told me he didn't really know how he got to be a 93 year old healthy man. He said that when they were growing up, they didn't have much and got through some days on an empty stomach. He called "we didn't have anything to eat" fasting. Sometimes he ate only one meal per day.
After doing some research , I realized that my 93 year old friend, Robert had been doing intermittent fasting without knowing it. One of the benefits of intermittent fasting is that research shown that it helps to preserve the length of your telomeres. What are telomeres? Research has shown that telomeres are caps at the tip or end of the DNAs in our chromosomes. They help to protect our chromosomes and cellular damage.
While intermittent fasting can be great for your health and weight, it is not recommended for everyone. Diabetics and those within certain chronic conditions may find it more challenging. Do not try intermittent fasting without talking to your doctor first.
Intermittent fasting helps you lose weight because when you have not eaten for some hours, your body uses up your sugar storage and starts burning fat for energy. When you eat a lot as most of us do, we end releasing insulin in the blood stream to keep our blood sugar at a safe level by moving glucose to the cells, including fat cells for storage. When you fast, you store less fat and burn more fat. However you have do this in a way that does not harm you.
While relentless weight loss is focused on portion control and managing those factors that contribute to over eating. advanced relentless weight loss includes intermittent fasting. You can either do intermittent fasting once or week or for a few hours every day. Research in animals has shown that those animals that reduce their caloric intake by about 25 %.also increase their life span by about 25%.
What can you eat while fasting? You can drink water or coffee without meals. No fruits , nuts or vegetables when you are fasting. On the days or hours of the day that you eat normally, stick that eating strategy that you have developed through the relentless weight loss plan. Eat small portions with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Remember that losing weight is part of your physical wellness which is one of the dimensions of holistic wellness. To stay healthy, happy and fulfilled every-day. you have strive for relentless holistic wellness. You can find out more about the strategies and ways to achieve relentless wellness and improvement by signing up for the Dala Compass Academy relentless wellness and improvement training program today!