A food, lifestyle and diet question.
Has anyone heard of or experimented with intermitted fasting? It is about going for many hours (8-12), or even days consuming nothing but water and maybe some teas.
The idea is that it is a daily detoxification cycle, but more to do with older theory that our human bodies are designed to go long periods without food, such as in the cave man days.
Eating one huge, big meal in the day, with a variety of foods, allows plenty nutrients and energy into your system, and without any other mixtures of foods coming into your body in the day, you can digest your meal properly and absorb the nutrients better.
Likewise you are constantly hydrated.
My boss at work says he tried this for a period of 6- months and was dazzling with energy, lost weight and a perfect completion. At the same time there was no need to eliminate any foods, as this one meal a day allows you to eat anything, providing you are full when you leave the table.
Feeling very inspired to try this out. I am more of a 8 small meal a day person (roughly) and tested it out by having only 2 big meals a day, with 10 hours in between. I felt pretty good!
Fasting in anyway works great and does a couple of things. It adds to your "Will", you ability to control the physical. By using your will over the desire to eat, you grow spirituality as well as the added health benefits. 2 books I recommend to read about fasting and your spiritual growth: "The Sacred art of Fasting" & "TFN - Three Principles to Life". They are both packed with so much information that makes so much sense.
answered 22 Jun '14, 20:52
Dr Mercola is a big fan of intermittent fasting - particularly for overweight people as it avoids that whole thing of your metabolism adjusting to the lower calories on a diet and thus re-gaining weight rapidly when you return to "normal" eating. You're obviously considering it for health benefits rather than weight loss though.
answered 23 Jun '14, 02:34
I'm doing intermittent fasting, but I eat for a specific time period, from 9 am to 12 noon. I'm not hungry at all outside this time period, if I stay away from processed foods, genetically modified foods, foods with a heavy chemical and pesticide load, and wheat products. Eating only organic food really fills me up. If I inadvertently eat something with any of the above ingredients, though, I get uncontrollable cravings to eat more. Not hunger, but an addictive craving.
Yes, it makes me feel better. My skin has also cleared up considerably, and my cellulite is gone. I could possibly go without eating for a day or 2 with NO feelings of hunger, but eating lunch at work is such an ingrained habit.
I am also a big fan of Dr. Mercola, and I came upon the wheat elimination idea from Dr. Davis, author of "Wheat Belly."
answered 19 Aug '14, 19:15
Never tried intermittent fasting with just water, but I have done juice fasts for 1 - 3 week periods. Results were quite remarkable.
With the intermittent fasting I feel it would confuse my body into thinking it's in starvation mode. In my opinion I don't think that's a good thing?
answered 25 Jun '14, 21:16
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