Stuck at a certain weight and want to lose more? Or are you just trying to push the envelope on longevity? Try a strategy called Intermittent Fasting.
If you’ve reached a weight plateau and wish to continue to lose weight, perhaps adding the technique of Intermittent Fasting will help you to continue to achieve your weight loss goals. Even if you are at a healthy weight and follow a Nutritarian diet, intermittent fasting offers various health benefits.
Why it Works: The practice of intermittent fasting, or time restricted eating, is gaining popularity both as a weight loss aid and healthy living practice. Advocates report that the strategy has helped them to lose weight with ease, while research points to the strategy’s ability to optimize your body’s ability to repair and heal itself. It also reduces growth-related signals by improving insulin sensitivity and inflammation.
Cells in the fasting state are more resistant to disease and stress, reducing cancer risk and slowing aging. Fasting and caloric restriction also increase autophagy, a process in which cells focus on repair work, recycling damaged components, and cleaning out harmful or dead cellular matter.1-6
Combining a Nutritarian diet with intermittent fasting is where the real magic happens. A Nutritarian diet is full of nutrient-dense, whole plant foods that keep oxidative stress, inflammation and DNA damage at bay. The Nutritarian diet is already designed to prevent disease and help the body to repair and heal.7 Utilizing fasting with this superior diet offers an opportunity to enhance these advantages. This means you will lose weight, feel better, and improve your overall health for a happier life.
In addition, the technique of restricting your eating time window most often results in reducing calorie intake unconsciously.8, 9 This makes weight loss easier than other methods, such as counting calories or using special pre-packaged foods.
Intermittent Fasting is also flexible, you can choose a plan that fits into your lifestyle. There is even a side benefit. Since fewer meals are needed, the time you spend shopping and preparing and cleaning up from meals is reduced.
How it works: Although people fast every day during periods of sleep, the idea of intermittent fasting is to extend the period of time overnight when you are not eating. You can reduce your caloric intake for the day by having a light dinner, a green juice for example, or finishing dinner earlier, around 4 pm.
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This event will allow you to increase your knowledge and find a comfortable plan to incorporate intermittent fasting into your life. The event will offer insight into the science behind intermittent fasting and the rules to follow to gain the most benefit. For example:
Eat in sync with your circadian rhythms: get most of your calories earlier in the day, preferably before 5 pm. Choose an appropriate eating window. Since insulin sensitivity is highest in the morning,10 evidence suggests that extending a fast during the evening hours is preferable to the morning hours (so skipping breakfast is likely not as beneficial as skipping dinner), Stop eating earlier in the evening to lengthen your overnight fast.