Intermittent fasting involves 12-16 hours of calorie reduction followed by periods of normal, healthy eating. While fasting can seem extreme, there are great benefits to this method. A typical day’s eating with intermittent fasting might start at 10:00 or 11:00 am and you’re finished consuming food by 7:00 pm. This routine sets the body on a 16-hour fast from 7:00 pm to 10:00 am.
To set yourself up for success, take some time to educate yourself on the pros and cons of intermittent fasting and create a plan to break the fast in a sustainable, healthy way.
- Boost immune system and reduce inflammation associated with chronic disease
- Assist the body natural cleansing by allowing for more time between meals to digest food and to detoxify
- Alter your hormones, causing your insulin levels to drop to facilitate losing fat
- Reduce inflammation and reduce stress in the body which promotes overall health and well-being
- Can help you feel mentally clear and sharp, depending on your body type
- Gives your digestive system a break and can even improve gut function
Imagine your house full of stuff everywhere and you want to clean the floor and the walls. First you gone remove all the things then take a mop and scrub the floor and walls to remove any accumulated dirt and particles in all the little corner. Wow! What a clean felling! It’s the same with your colon and digestive system. Giving a longer rest between meals, at night when you sleep, enhance your health. In my case, I really believe it help me lose my tummy fat.
Being a Colon Hydrotherapist and Health Coach and seeing people in my Spa, I am a firm believer that there is no one-size-fits-all diet for everyone. Therefore give intermittent fasting a try and pay attention to see how you feel and listen to your body.
People who should not fast
- Eating disorder or anorexia
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Under the age of 18
People who need medical support
- Type 1 or 2 diabetics
- Taking prescription medications
- Have gout
- Have any serious conditions like liver dis-ease, kidney dis-ease or heart dis-ease
Tips to break the fast
- Plan your meals in advance
- Hydrate with 1 quart of hot water. Your body is dry when you wake up; toxins cannot be eliminated properly and may re-accumulate in the body.
- Break-fast with a protein smoothie like coconut milk, berries and kale.
- Sip on bone or potassium broth to support your gut, skin, digestion, joint health and give you energy.
My favorite break-fast
In a 12 oz of hot water, put 3 tbsp of quick cooking steal cut oat, 1 tbsp chia seeds and 1tsp coconut oil. Let it rest for 10 minutes and add 2 tbsp of organic almond creamer. It’s ready to drink and eat 30 minutes later. Enjoy!
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