Intermittent fasting is when you rotate between periods of eating and fasting and there’s a ton of evidence and research based health benefits that come along with it.
Here’s what happens while you’re fasting:
All of these are beneficial for increased longevity, disease prevention and overall wellness.
Intermittent fasting doesn’t need to be extreme, because like anything extreme, it’s not sustainable or practical in real life. I recommend aiming to fast for 10-12 hours between dinner and breakfast – mostly while you’re sleeping.
For example if you finish dinner at 8pm, you don’t eat or drink anything (other than water or clear herbal tea) until between 6am and 8am the next morning. You can tweak those times to work with your daily schedule.
This also gives your body time to digest before bed, ideally leading to a better sleep.
Of course, this is one of those things that won’t work everyday – there will be some late dinners out or events or vacations where the timing doesn’t work and that’s ok. Being healthy also includes having fun, being social and enjoying life! If you can make it a habit 80% of the time, you’ll notice a difference in your health.
Take amazing care of yourself,