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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

The wheel comes full circle and how! Until a few years ago, breakfast was considered the “most important meal” of the day and skipping it was a no-no. However, new research suggests skipping breakfast may actually be the best thing you do for your diet.

Unlike fad diets that came before it, you don’t have to buy anything to fast! No supplements, books, Apps, boxed meals. Nothing. Unlike South Beach Diet, “paleo” and “keto” which require drastic diet restrictions or consuming an excess of something you would hardly otherwise consume.

When it comes to intermittent fasting (IF), there are two general rules of thought in terms of timing. The first is known as 5:2, where essentially you eat a normal balanced diet five days a week and then fast for two. The other method, which many prefer, is known as 16:8, meaning you fast for 16 hours of the day and eat during eight. The best part of this is the time you are sleeping counts towards your fasting!

The biggest challenge for many is their morning routine. Since the purpose of the fast is to truly deprive your body of anything that would trigger insulin production during the fasting period, you must try to cut out sugar and sugary creamers out of your morning tea or coffee.

Read more about the science behind IF here:

https://lifeapps.io/fasting/the-5-stages-of-intermittent-fasting/

and talk to your nutritionist or medical provider about whether IF is right for you!

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