Intermittent fasting has been shown to promote weight loss, healthy digestion, increased energy, balanced hormones, a healthy brain, increased immunity and improved blood pressure.
Now that is a ton of health benefits from making one simple change in your day!
Basically stated it is eating for a certain time period and then fasting for a certain time period. Simple right? It doesn't have to be for a long period of time - you will see benefits from 10-12 hours of not eating.
Giving your body a break from continuously digesting allows it rest and heal, causing less stress on all systems.
Intermittent fasting is something I personally practice everyday...
A simple way to practice intermittent fasting is to do most of it while you are sleeping! This is a time when your body is already healing, repairing and resting. Giving yourself 10-12 hours without food is a great way to fast without feeling super hungry or starving yourself.
If you usually eat breakfast at 7am then stop eating the night before at 8pm. This includes everything - no snacks, no alcohol, no calories at all – only water or clear herbal tea should be consumed during this time. If you have an event or night out when you are eating later, push back your breakfast the next morning..
Keep in mind you don’t want to go too long without food or you will get opposite results. When you starve yourself for too long your body automatically will store fat because it doesn’t know when it will get food again. By incorporating a good intermittent fasting schedule, your body will begin to know when to expect food and when it can rest.
Intermittent fasting is an easy habit to adapt to help manage your weight and give your internal organs a rest.
Do you practice Intermittent Fasting? What are your tips and tricks? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below...