The Basics Of Intermittent Fasting

We’ve made it simple & easy for you to begin experimenting and incorporating this method into your routine.

Fasting has become one of the most popular, and effective health trends.

More and more research is showing the mind-blowing benefits this eating pattern can have on your health.

However, with how much literature and research there is on this topic, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin.

So we’ve broken it down for you simply, and easily.

The basics of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting (IF) is essentially just eating on a specific schedule.

The benefits of IF include weight loss, lowered cholesterol and blood pressure.

IF also promotes a mechanism called autophagy, which is the body's way of cleaning out damaged cells in order to regenerate newer, healthier cells.

Autophagy has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, extend lifespan and improve overall health.

The 3 most popular methods are:

1. 16/8 method

This method requires you to skip breakfast, limiting your eating period to 8 hours (ex: 11am to 7pm) so there’s a 16 hour period where you don’t eat anything.

2. Eat-Stop-Eat method

This method requires a 24 hour fast once or twice a week.

3. 5/2 method

This where you intake only 500-600 calories on 2 non-consecutive days, but eat regularly on the other 5 days.

My Findings

I typically do the 16/8 method, with a 24 hour fast every 2 months or so.

The first week I began the 16/8 method, I saw a tremendous improvement in my eczema.

It was impressive to see how fast I saw the results.

The important thing to remember is to proceed with curiosity and caution.

Although intermittent fasting worked extremely well for myself and others, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll work well for you.

Experiment and observe the effects for yourself.



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