What is Fasting?

Fasting is VOLUNTARILY withholding food for spiritual, health, therapeutic or other reasons.

Used by all cultures for centuries – Break “fast” – it is nothing new  

Alternating between periods of fasting and eating

Powerful TOOL that allows the body to use stored blood sugar & body fat for fuel

Manipulating meal timing to maximize FAT BURNING

 

FREE         FLEXIBLE         SIMPLE

 

What are the Benefits of Fasting?

Weight loss is the most obvious health benefit…..But that’s not all….

Increased fat burning

Lowered blood insulin and blood sugar levels

Reduction is HBA1C – potential remission of Diabetes Type II

Improved mental clarity and focus

Increased energy

Increased growth hormone – maintains muscle 

Reduction of inflammation in all cells 

Flexible – Can be done anywhere – saves time and money

Activation of cellular cleansing – autophagy

Longer fasts:    Clears toxins and rejuvenates the body

 

Fasting potentially Treats & Prevents Disease by Reducing Insulin & Inflammation

OVERWEIGHT & OBESITY

METABOLIC SYNDROME

DIABETES

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

ARTHRITIS

FATTY LIVER DISEASE

CANCER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How does Fasting work?

 

 

 

 

A low carbohydrate intermittent fasting lifestyle trains your body to use stored energy, as fat, instead of sugar/glucose for energy.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PROGRESSIVE GUIDE TO TIME RESTRICTED EATING

CONSIDER STARTING WITH LOW CARBOHYDRATE WHOLE FOODS DIET

ELIMINATE SNACKING

12 HOUR TIME RESTRICTED EATING WITH 3 MEALS

COMPRESS EATING WINDOW TO 2 MEALS

16:8  3-5 X A WEEK – Fast 16 hours, eat within a 8 hour window

18-22    3-5 X A WEEK – Fast 18-22 hours, eat within a 2-4 hour window

FAST 24 HOURS EVERY OTHER DAY

FAST 36-42 HOURS

 

While intermittent fasting has many proven benefits, it’s still fairly controversial and is not for every body. A potential danger regards medications, especially those for diabetes and hypertension, doses often need to be adjusted. Discuss any changes with your doctor.  I cannot advise, prescribe or diagnose. This information is for educational purposes only.

 

Tips and Tricks

Increase salt, water, mineral water to avoid “Keto Flu”

Stay busy

Increase fat during adaptation

Acquaint yourself with waves of hunger 

Include leisurely activity, adequate sleep

Optimize home and work environment

Consider not telling anyone

Get support

Try for 1 month

Break “fast” with light snack

Listen to your body

**Discuss with your doctor

 

Where diets can complicate life, intermittent fasting may simplify it. 

Where diets can be expensive, intermittent fasting is free

Where diets can take time, fasting saves time

Where diets may be limited in their availability, fasting can be done anywhere. 

And as discussed earlier, fasting is a potentially powerful method for lowering insulin, inflammation and decreasing body weight.  

Dr. Jason Fung

 

  Free.  Simple. No reading labels. Flexible. Works with any diet.

(Contact me now!)  Learn how to implement fasting into your lifestyle today!

Resources & Graphs:

The Complete Guide to Intermittent Fasting by Dr. Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore.

 

 

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