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 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
ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA
FATTY LIVER DISEASE
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.
PROGRESSIVE GUIDE TO TIME RESTRICTED EATING
CONSIDER STARTING WITH LOW CARBOHYDRATE WHOLE FOODS DIET
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”
Increase fat during adaptation
Acquaint yourself with waves of hunger
Include leisurely activity, adequate sleep
Optimize home and work environment
Consider not telling anyone
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.
Resources & Graphs:
The Complete Guide to Intermittent Fasting by Dr. Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore.