IF (Intermittent Fasting) is a term for an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating; it’s about when we eat.
This is a really good way to support detoxification, by allowing the body to deal with the current and stored loads before adding more to the load.
In primitive times we did not have access to food 24/7 and had to hunt or farm to meet our food needs, therefore the body has the capability of surviving through periods of drought, seasonal deficiency and where there was a lack or scarcity of food.
Consider IF to ‘reset’ digestive system and as a tool for easy calorie reduction. When you fast, human growth hormone levels go up and insulin levels go down. Your body’s cells also change the expression of genes and initiate important cellular repair processes. Read more about the health benefits here.
As a health approach, it is way to get into a keto (ketogenic state). The liver produces ketones from fat. These ketones then serve as a fuel source throughout the body, especially for the brain. On a ketogenic diet, your entire body switches its fuel supply to run mostly on fat, burning fat 24-7. When insulin levels become very low, fat burning can increase dramatically. It becomes easier to access your fat stores to burn them off.
There are various ways to fast, and it is best to find the way that is easiest for you.
Here are some further articles, by respected industry leaders;
Intermittent Fasting guide for beginners by Bulletproof
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