Stuck at a certain weight and want to lose more? 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 potential health benefits.
Why it Works: The practice of intermittent fasting, also known as time restricted eating, is gaining popularity both as a weight loss aid and for a variety of other important health reasons. 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, reducing 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.
Of course, combining a Nutritarian diet with intermittent fasting allows you to gain even more benefit. A Nutritarian diet is full of nutrient-dense, whole plant foods that keep oxidative stress, inflammation and DNA damage at bay, protecting against disease and helping the body to repair and heal.7 Utilizing fasting with this superior diet offers an opportunity to enhance these advantages.
In addition, the technique of restricting your eating time window most often results in reducing calorie intake unconsciously,
Here’s how Intermittent Fasting 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, either through reducing your caloric intake for the day or by having a light dinner, just juice for dinner or finishing dinner earlier.
This can be accomplished in a number of ways, including:
Excited to add this strategy to your lifestyle? Confused about how to incorporate this technique into your own lifestyle and personal schedule? We can help! Dr. Fuhrman is holding a guided event October 26 through November 16 to introduce this technique to his followers.
The three-week At Home Detox: Intermittent Fasting event offers specific instruction on how to modify your hours of eating to lose weight, resolve food cravings, improve blood glucose and insulin sensitivity, lower inflammation, and reduce your need for medication for type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. Participants receive interactive group video sessions with Dr. Fuhrman, a detailed meal plan and fasting schedule, recipes (including ones for fresh juices), plus the ability to ask questions and receive answers in real time – all from the comfort of your own home. Registrants also get the added support of a private Facebook page. It is a built-in community to cheer you on as you learn the advantages of intermittent fasting and try out this new strategy to improve your health.
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.