What better way than to talk about fasting than during this lent period… It is questionable if fasting and staying without food for a long period of time is healthy or unhealthy for your body.
So it seems…
Studies show that when one fasts for a certain period of time during the day, it is a healthy process that is very beneficial for weight loss. So fasting and keeping your body fed for only about 8 hours a day is a great benefit.
Mercola states: “Intermittent calorie restriction appears to provide the same health benefits as constant calorie restriction, which may be helpful for those who cannot successfully reduce their everyday calorie intake”
This is indeed true, I know I am one to have difficulty reducing my calories intake, but what if you had no choice, like lent, or simply fasting for the hell of it? You would indeed be more healthy.
For more details on scientifically WHY… please see the website at http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2013/03/01/daily-intermittent-fasting.aspx?e_cid=20130301_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20130301
Enjoy this new knowledge and take advantage of the opportunity to help you body!
What is his secret to great health? Food is linked to how long one lives, in fact studies show that controlling the amount of food you eat extends longevity. Choice of food is very important and must be controlled in order to achieved highest life expectancy. Calorie restriction is definitely one way of keeping healthy and avoiding bad health and diseases, in fact, over-consuming protein is unhealthy too.
In fact, most essential way of keeping healthy is fasting. Scary but true, fasting is beneficial to the brain and health immunity. Essentially, this can be shown with mice experiments starting from minute 43 in the video showing how fasting can trigger new nerve cells in the brain and cognitive ability is increased. Alternate day fasting is said to be the healthiest.
Michael Mosley has set himself an ambitious goal to live longer, stay younger and lose weight too. Michael tests out the science of fasting on himself – with life-changing results.
P.S. More studies still need to be done to confirm this study (through human testing).
advise: eat at least 2000 calories, fasting must be first reviewed by your doctor.
Check out this video for more details; long but worth every minute… Learn how to we can live longer and make sure to pay most attention to the last 20 minutes.
Re-visiting my blog on The Alternate Day Diet, I now understand what Dr. James B. Johnson was talking about, though still disagree on few aspects of the diet. https://yourdailywellness.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/caution-watch-for-diets/