Intermittent Fasting (IF) aka: Time Restricted Eating
There are many (scientifically proven) benefits for fasting every day; for longer than just while we’re asleep.
I fast every day, and I eat a diet that’s free from low-quality carbohydrates, gluten and lactose.
This combination works for me, and I’d like to encourage you to give fasting a fair trial.
Some of the scientifically PROVEN benefits are:
Increased quality and length of life
Now who doesn’t want all or some of those?
What did I do?
I watched Michael Mosley’s BBC documentary (Eat, Fast and Live Longer) and tried all of the fasting methods until I found the one that worked the best for me, which was:
As soon as I started Intermittent Fasting I noticed a big increase in my energy levels.
Once again, this has been tried and tested by many, including myself.
I break fast at about 1pm and I eat my second meal at about 6pm.
Sometimes I don’t break fast until 4pm. If I’m not hungry, I don’t eat!
I aim for my biggest meal to be my first meal of the day, which is not always possible.
You’re probably familiar with the saying “Eat Breakfast like a King; Lunch like a Prince and Dinner like a pauper”.
Well I do exactly that, because a pauper would eat nothing for dinner!
So why is fasting good for you?
Simply: It gives your digestive system a rest.
When you graze all day, or snack in-between meals, your body is constantly processing food.
Grazing and snacking also keep your blood sugar levels raised, which is when your body STORES FAT!
Give it a fair trial
You might just surprise yourself.
Before I tried the various fasting methods, I was adamant that I could not survive without my giant bowl of porridge, loaded with nuts, seeds and berries. I thought I would feel sick or pass out. Instead I now run lighter and faster on an empty stomach.
If you have any questions, or need help with this, then please contact me
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